Poetics’ Aesthetics

I love the shape a poem takes, its special own tableau,

some lines drawn out, others rather wee.

Although their lengths may vary, there’s a gratifying flow

whether meter’s set or verse is free.

The longer lines might demonstrate a complicated thought,

mirroring their value in broad lines.

Conversely, sometimes denser words reveal a complex plot,

manifesting though their width declines.

Appealing to man’s fundamental zeal for symmetry,

fold my work in half see it match.

Then draw some sine waves on each side with trigonometry.

Look for other shapes I didn’t catch.

It satisfies to click the “center” button from the start,

oohing as the balanced words appear.

It adds that certain something … more than concepts I impart,

the icing on my views as they cohere.

When I’m done writing, I will take a glance from further back,

stopping to admire the form it took.

Perhaps it will propel the potent punch I planned to pack,

meriting, ideally, one moreĀ  look.

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Perpetuity

You all should shag a poet who is free if you’ve the chance.

A poet offers more than just a true, whirlwind romance.

For if you do it well, you will influence what she writes.

There’s just no way around it, if you take her to the heights ….

Then your love, she’ll immortalize, your essence living on,

your most impressive sexy feats persisting when you’re gone.

Perhaps you may pass on to kids your striking DNA.

But there are certain parts of you, your children can’t convey.

And though her silly writing’s not as famous as The Bard’s,

not spoken on the stage, nor used in cheesy greeting cards,

all words writ live forever. They’ll endure throughout the years,

for writing goes beyond your genes, or when love disappears.

Plus, even if your dalliance has ended in a mess,

from time to time, she’ll read her work, and think on your caress.

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