April 12: A Rhyming Rut
I’ve got into a rhyming rut
The problem? I’ll tell you what:
I can’t stop pairing vowels and diphthongs
to make these lines read like songs.
A tune to which the ear inclines
Trips off the tongue like lullabies
Add some rhythm, the beat becomes incessant
Two adjoining lines share an ending consonant
Although I worry it feels forced, sounds trite
I’m still compelled to end this poem just right.