That was close. For a while I thought I would not only go poemless, but without a post as a result. You know those days: five different prompts and the brain says, Enh! I love Miz Q’s prompt; piece of cake, I thought. Mmhmm. Joseph’s gave me a great idea, if I began yesterday. I said ‘Woe!’ to Cati Porter, editor of the journal Poemeleon, in response to a comment by her on Facebook. Her reply: Here is your task: Go write an ekphrastic sestina inspired by Picasso’s “Lobster & Cat”. Or, a haiku!
Blue spined and black furred
Picasso’s Lobster and Cat:
En garde! Claws unsheath.
Not my favourite work, but the episode made me laugh and I have a poem.