Last night’s phone call
It happens every month or two, a call
from my husband’s far away friend for news.
I tend to eavesdrop while they talk; it’s all
on house plans, job tasks and what tools to use.
After months of check-ins, my glimpse so small
Male friendship: a person who shares your views.
Surprise, the most connected and verbose
of all our friendships: two laconic bros!
Today’s prompt was Ottava Rima (8 lines, iambic pentameter abababcc). I had never heard of it before today, and I’m not going to lie iambic pentameter almost killed me. However, it was solving a complex word puzzle, so I felt pretty accomplished afterwards. I included a picture of my first several attempts at today’s poem as a friendly reminder that writing is a process it just takes trying. If I can do it, so can you!