As we begin this seventh LexPoMo,
we rev up pens and keypads, invite the muse,
and pledge to all a tempest of poetic energy.

Our words will shine through lines of image
and conceit, in sonnets, villanelles, haiku,
a fib or two, and free-verse free-for-alls.

We’ll shout and slam, proclaim, enjamb,
sing of love and death, of loneliness, frivolity,
one community sharing life in poetry.