(“Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.”) (source)
Rats and Flies
in common but
both are deeply misunderstood creatures.
All they do is try to survive a world
that is cruel and
cold and still
(One more day!!!!! Tomorrow, I will attempt that Sonnet I’ve been avoiding all month!)