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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #2070425
Winter Cup
Making Do

Michigan handprint during colder times-
Mid-mitten in Brighton: Refuse Hill.
Flatlanders, trolls watch snow machines,
ride gondolas for fifteen-second runs.
Slalom has but three flags.

Moguls made over summer sand
bunkers. Expert run transverses the
thirteenth tee. Fairways become cross-country
trails. Milk runs are magic:
best run of the day.

January Festival melds the two:
Skolf. Driver hits blood red
balls, skiers schuss to par.
No putter, ski poles only.
Nineteenth hole: Hot Chocolate heaven.

Lived once in McKinley’s shadow,
sunset slings blood red arrows.
Glaciers crack night silence. Wolves
sing ancient songs to the
Great One. I miss Denali.

Prompt for: Jan 2, 2016 (Ren)
Subject or Theme: Wintry Mountains
Word(s) to Include: handprint, arrow (or any derivatives of these words)
Forbidden Word(s): mountain, tree, white, winter (or any derivatives, compound or hyphenations of these words)
Additional Parameters: You must write at least four (4) stanzas consisting of at least five (5) lines with at least five (5) words in each line. Can be any form that meets these requirements and can rhyme.
Remember, do not use forbidden words ANYWHERE, including title or the brief description.

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