Sevenling (ignorance) – 22 June 2019

Sevenling (ignorance)

ignorance overheard
one table over, loud, sanctimonious,
obnoxious, extolling ‘merika’s greatness

professing adoration
for propagandized agendas, white privilege,
pro-prelife evangelical hatred for others

don’t engage, kat, for god’s sake, just eat your toast

(True story…it was a nice breakfast out, our Saturday morning routine on the way to the grocery store…well almost. Fortunately, I’ve learned to ignore the ignorant.)

The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line.
2. metered at the discretion of the poet.
3. 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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