The Bottom Line (A Non-Traditional Minute Poem, Hour Twenty-Four)

The Bottom Line

 

Twenty-four hours have come to pass

I sit and stare

Through bloodshot eyes

Put pen to page

 

This adventure in expression

Has shown me much

About myself

And how I think

 

Losing sleep, forced isolation

In conclusion,

Was it worth it?

Bottom line, YEP.

 

(How appropriate to wind down a timed challenge with a minute poem! Minute poems feature exactly sixty syllables split among three stanzas. Each stanza follows a syllabic count of 8/4/4/4. A traditional minute poem has a specific rhyme scheme of aabb, ccdd, eeff and must be written in strict iambic pentameter. I chose the tired person’s non-traditional version, which releases me from those requirements.)

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