This was a pioneer experiment with a new form of poem I wanted to try out. It is written in tercets, with the second line of each leading into the third line. The end of each second line is meant to suggest a particular word coming next that rhymes with the first line, but each time I use a different word or idea than what is implied. The final line of the poem is each of those suggested words put together into a sentence. It’s hard to craft and I’m still playing with the idea, so I don’t love the concept of the poem or every line, but it was a fun first try with this form. I was more focused on forming something that was an example of the form/idea than on the content, so I’m hoping to write a second one soon!
It feels like we were made to fall apart,
And I can feel the beating of my
Wings as I fly from this.
I shrink back and close my eyes,
Because I can’t bear to watch this
Disappear below me as I escape into the sky.
I try to leave behind my thoughts,
Will you just stand there and
Catch them if they fall apart?
My heart is hard and heavy like a rock,
I know before I can run I have to
Take a risk, before I fly I have to leap.
That’s always been hard for me to do,
But I know I can if I have
The courage to follow through.
As much as I want to beg you to stay,
I pretend I don’t mind as you walk
Right past me without looking back.
My heart dies as I watch you walk away.