all it’s not

this poem ain’t no haiku or senyru
or sonnet or song. it’s not long enough
to sustain sestina status, or sex
-tet its way to anything more than
smudge. it cannot budge a blackout,
blitz or bop and stoppeth short of
ode. it won’t explode to elegy or
epitaph. don’t laugh, but it also
cannot tell a fib or lai, or bust a rib
with limerick wit. no pantoum, no pal
-indrome, no friend of frenzy found.

this poem shall not abound to
sevenling nor ovillejo swing. (it might list
slightly to the left, or echo lightly.)
show it no dizain; it is no villan
-elle. just a few meandering lines
with no real story to tell.

 

..
In November, we poem. Usually not in form. 

 

 

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2 Responses to all it’s not

  1. Lily says:

    This is so good!!!

    Faves:
    “cannot budge a blackout,
    blitz or bop”

    “cannot tell a fib or lai”

    “it might list
    slightly to the left, or echo lightly.)
    show it no dizain”

    You are so clever, girl!

  2. and i cannot stop giggling!!! this line: “sustain sestina status” reminded me of the excruciating sestina experience! #NeverAgain. HAHA

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