i smell a rat – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 19

 

i smell a rat

there is a dreadful squatter in my house
a one-eyed, black mouse
sometimes I see it flash as I pass by
its evil green eye
winking, blinking, wooing me to draw near
is a trap I fear
even the cat avoids it, staying clear
no ordinary mouse, it’s plain to see
it drives my cursor, runs on batteries
a one-eyed black mouse, its evil green eye, is a trap I fear

~kat


For NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 19. Today I am exploring the Oviellejo, an Old Spanish verse form (derived from ovillo, a ball of yarn). A stanza consists of 10 lines, with a rhyme scheme of AABBCCCDDC. The second line of each rhyme scheme, Line 2,4,6, is short line of up to 5  syllables. The last line is a “redondilla,” a “little round” that collects all three of the short lines.

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