this uncouth joke’s on you at the expense of me, laughably simple, yet blind to see tears hot and riddled by truth crashing through this spiteful lampoon inner voice rails with the unanswered stricken to rise from your luring banter
at the tip of pencil leaning over my unfurnished words soaring to embrace her emptiness grips this paper forlorn delights of torn graphite splinters collide into tender lines despondent mischief in a new year’s eyes
You may notice in my series of paired Haiku and Senryu poems that they also contain a third, slightly hidden poem highlighted throughout the words of the two. If you haven’t noticed before, or haven’t seen my others, I would welcome feedback.
This has been a fun challenge to keep the lines sensical while still being able to flow with context of a third poem.
May the holidays bring you peace, thank you very much for reading my prattles and oddities.
I’m using synonyms for anchor (moored and related word dock) and crawl (linger and related word amble).
This is my first crack at the Nonet poetry style, a syllabic form that consists of a descending count of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. I also mixed in an acrostic (or puzzle), where my poem’s beginning letter of each line spells out a word.