Repetitive Practice

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I ought to draft a villanelle per week
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀or close as I can get it to come out.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If but to get each Monday out of bed,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I’ll make it our routine to peer ahead.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Then having peered as far as distant doubt,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I ought to draft a villanelle per week
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀so as to lend some form to what’s unique
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀as though thought circles on a roundabout.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If but to get each Monday out of bed,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I’ll chase the dreaming circling in my head
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀to know what’s at the center of its route.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I ought to draft a villanelle per week
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀reflecting its repetitive technique
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀in choice and consequence alike throughout
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀if but to get each Monday out of bed.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Might one more to your liking do instead?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You’ll not make it past Saturday without.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I ought to draft a villanelle per week
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀if but to get each Monday out of bed.

 


 
 

by cyn with adrien and maggie

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