Today I share my one and only Tritina. This is a rather interesting poetic form that forces your brain to do some interesting mental gymnastics.
Here’s a decent explanation of the form: http://www.baymoon.com/~ariadne/form/tritina.htm
And here’s my take on it:
Life Gone By (Tritina form)
© W. Scott Grant
October 30, 1999, 9:00 pm
I miss those days when I had more time
As mom dragged me around by my wrist
To malls, movies and plays to watch.
I grew older, I found something else to watch…
I remember when I saw her the first time
Silken hair, sparkling earrings, bracelet on her wrist.
Now I’m bound, like a shackle on my wrist
Life’s so busy, I can no longer stop and watch
The world goes by, I never have the time.
My time is ruled by my wrist watch.