Thirty Days and Counting

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm:  Monchielle

“Today we consider the Monchielle, a poetic form created by Jim T. Henriksen.

The Monchielle consists of four five-line stanzas where:

…the first line repeats in each verse.

…Each line within the stanzas consist of six syllables,

…and lines three and five rhyme.

…The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml…”

It’s been thirty days,
still mail from October.
So tired of deleting.
Mail sits in “Important”–
must have missed that meeting.

It’s been thirty days.
My eyes are dry and red,
fingers tap, tap, tapping,
and nothing is in sync.
Systems are collapsing.

It’s been thirty days.
I have cleared out all spam,
sent everything to “Trash”,
now some mail is archived.
Cremate them, save the ash.

It’s been thirty days.
“Everything Else” is grayed
out. Guess I read them,
though remiss in riddance.
They could not have been gems.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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