Sevenling (Ten years ago)
Ten years ago, I became free
to party, drink, dance, and swing,
and do any fun thing that I pleased.
I found a world filled with scary
mean liars, stalkers, and creeps,
narcissists looking to feed.
Now I stay home with my cat.
The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line. metered at the discretion of the poet.
4. composed with 3 complimentary images in the first tercet and 3 parallel images in the second tercet. The end line is a juxtaposed summary of the 2 parallels, a sort of “punchline”.
5. the poem should be titled “Sevenling: (first few words of poem).
Sevenling poetry first seen by me at Kat’s.