I raise my mask and leave the car,
the slot not far.
I drop them in;
one circuit ends.
I spy upon the reserve rack
my labeled stack.
I scan them in;
Outside mask drops; I breathe in frost,
first bag car-tossed;
next in I heave
into; then leave.
This “minute” has been repeated for many circuits since retirement in 2018.
Grace is today’s host for dVerse’ Form For All. Grace says:
Today’s writing challenge: To write the minute poem using the guidelines:
1. narrative poetry.
2. a 12 line poem made up of 3 quatrains. (3 of 4-line stanzas)
3. syllabic, 8-4-4-4 8-4-4-4 8-4-4-4 (First line has 8 syllables of each stanza. Remaining lines has 4 syllables in each stanza)
4. rhymed, rhyme scheme of aabb ccdd eeff.
5. description of a finished event (preferably something done is 60 seconds).
6. is best suited to light verse, likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious.