The August Poetry Postcard Fest was initiated in 2007 by poets Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers. On or about July 27 each year, participating poets write three original poems directly (1st take) onto postcards to the three names below them on the list. On August 1 poets then write one poem on a card a day to each person below those three on the list until the end of the month, ideally incorporating themes or motifs from cards they have received.
The above from the official Postcard Poetry Festival gives the guidelines which I did not always follow. I was back and forth between Seattle and Bellingham for the month of August and didn’t always post each day. Then I’d send off five because I was writing each day.
|At the Post Office
Blonde pony tail flips back and forth—
a tidy coif to suit her summer chic tan,
a skimpy tank top and yellow skort.
Rhinestone ear studs dot her small lobes.
With both hands she jerks open the battered car door,
that matches the rumpled front end
after mailing off the final divorce papers.
A raven squawks celebration
from the flag pole.
©2013 C.J. Prince