Into a kettle-cloud’s
Elapsing; scattered through,
A prism’s dying,
Impaling the mundane
Eliciting the strange
A powdered fray
Blurs the node
Severing mesh from curve
The rhythms of neutrality unnerve,
Heroic monstrosities, bred for night,
Obstructing the pristine view—
Some of darkened gloss; some armored in light,
Each, reminders of what’s in you
Explosions and facades thereto,
Detonations of slander,
Indifferent to the life you bore.
Tearstained shells, forever in wander—
Endlessly trawling jagged shores,
Delicately toed yet forever proud.
I was just playing around with structure today. For this particular piece, I was going with a 25 line acrostic poem, five stanzas of five lines each. However, the last stanza I wound up using 6 lines, as I thought edited worked better than edits.
I also used a structured rhyme scheme here: Abcbc, Cdede, Efgfg, Ghihi, Ijkjka.