dancing before the jaws

December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

another offering in a constraint style I’ve yet to find or invent terminology for. The poem uses only the letters in the title. The other rule is I write down a line that comes to mind, use it as the title and I don’t change it, forcing myself to see what poem resides in the line. O.k. enough explaineology of the phraseology. Here we go:

dancing before the jaws

he sang for his God
he sang to his God
he sang as his God
watched
him dance
as the jaws of hatred
tore at his heart
he shed tears of dread
he heard the wind of fear
in his head he drew nearer
to him the dead
that went before
spinning
in a trance
waiting for the words
as to
what to do

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