Valentine’s Day is long past, says RWP member Jill Crammond Wickham, but we poets must keep up our reputation as the world’s foremost experts on writing about love!Today, think of your current love, your current obsession or the one who got away. Now come up with five or more unusual metaphors for the object of your affection/obsession: wool scarf, cough drop, puddle, half-empty bottle of red wine… Choose your favorite of the bunch and write a poem celebrating (or trashing) your love.
Like an old leather shoe
Like the transparency of skin
Like your favorite jeans
Like the neighbor who we see countless times down the hall
Our love is like a treasure map, wrinkled, colorful and
Marks the “x” on a spot in the world that doesn’t exist.