Sevenling (a divide)

Sevenling (a divide)

there is a divide
growing wider, deeper, charred
with the remains of bridges burned

its names are many,
pride, judgment, self righteousness,
isolationism, nationalism, patriotism

foundations that shift like sand at the edge


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.
2. unrhymed.
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).

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