Today's poem is by Heidi Czerwiec
Part & Parcel
It was all a part of the posing, part
of the parsing, parts of speech bound and metered.
I tried on form to see which feet are featured,
the figure the poem made. It's the sort
of play you don't want others to suspect:
I hid my sonnets like they were naughty pictures,
denied my love of rhyme and rhythm's strictures.
Those prim ones are the last that you'd expect,
but believe me this bondage is self-prescribed.
I prefer restriction in my diction,
meter's mastery, the subtle friction
of stress at work, the language modified.
You would not imagine how straight-laced
I am, inside my bedroom, verse encased.
Copyright © 2014 Heidi Czerwiec All rights reserved
from Self-Portrait as Bettie Page
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