In this second exercise move beyond pure image into I statements, You statements, metaphor, or perhaps anthropomorphizing.
The grass on the other side
may be greener
but it's still grass
I watch the swallows play chicken
with the gnats
To be pithy
one must put large thoughts
in small spaces
Write a poem that a child might write. Fall into that voice of slightly goofy innocence and wonder. Trust simplicity and the way children give human emotions to objects...
My toes like sand between them,
and the foam the waves leave behind.
If toes could giggle, mine would.
They would laugh out loud like the gulls
that swoop and glide
because they know that tomorrow
they will still be at the beach.