I'm well aware of life's fragility; it would take only the tiniest nudge of fate to push one out onto the street to seek shelter from the elements under a worn awning. I'm well aware of the privilege that comes with looking out a morning window; sipping a freshly brewed coffee; having a job to go to; feeling unthreatened at each new dawning.
- A quatorzain (14 lines) made up of 2 septets;
- Syllabic: 4/6/5/5/5/10/10 syllables per line;
- Rhymed Axxxxxb Axxxxxb;
- L1 is repeated as a refrain that begins the 2nd stanza;
- x is unrhymed.
Moonwashed weekly prompt
W3 poetry prompt
This duodora was written in response to Murisopsis’ W3 prompt, which was to write a poem of exactly 14 lines on the on the theme of poverty (moral, financial, romantic, etc.).
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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