Sevenling (spent years)
I have spent years…decades
surviving, on too little sleep
working a job to make ends meet
Burning the candle at both ends
too little time for leisure (what’s that?)
and long conversations with friends
joy etched in smile lines and stretch marks
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).