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December Visual Poetry Prompt

The Christmas Swimsuit issue is a little disappointing.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


16 thoughts on “December Visual Poetry Prompt

  1. Hot Santa comes in with the tide
    Need a towel? Take mine.
    Leave the gifts under the umbrella.

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    Posted by JeanMarie | December 8, 2021, 2:21 AM
  2. So I’m a little early this week. Image was just too delicious to wait.

    Santas on holiday

    Silly, soggy Santas
    Squishing sand between their toes
    Splashing salty waves
    Sashaying with the currants

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    Posted by Second Act Blogger | December 7, 2021, 7:23 PM
  3. It’s only my job
    Five weeks a year
    From velvet and ermine
    To cheap polyester

    For years
    The foe of Legion
    Slogging it out in muck and mire
    in brackish ice water of New York

    Half drenched
    Half defeated
    Half dead

    Fully committed to the small part I play
    To bring the sun back
    and keep the hope alive
    to be in the presence joy
    Across the layers of our inhumanity
    Through my cynical eyes
    In the face of one who waits
    For velvet and ermine
    Or even polyester

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    Posted by Chris Clarke | December 6, 2021, 1:43 PM
  4. Refugees from Arctic Warming…

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    Posted by ts19page | December 6, 2021, 9:33 AM
  5. “And so it was, Tim Burton called all of the zombie Santa’s forth from their resting places. It had begun!”

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    Posted by Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris | December 6, 2021, 8:59 AM
  6. Ha! Love this image and caption!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jewish Young Professional "JYP" | December 6, 2021, 7:24 AM

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