you knew now
what you’ll know then
you’d stop your fool self
from choosing this free way.
I know the thrill, sudden high,
dauntless fire, giddy confidence.
But remember the ignorant frog
dying — heat rising degree by degree.


Over at d’Verse Victoria is serving up Etherees.  Go see and give it a whirl!

The Etheree was developed by Arkansas poet, Etheree Taylor Armstrong in the late 20th Century. An Etheree, based on syllables or words, is a geometric form, ascending from one to ten or inverted from ten to one.

The Etheree is commonly centred, but this one felt better left-aligned.