Squared

The NaPoWriMo Prompt for today:

And now our (as always, optional) prompt. Today, let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetramenter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines. This means that the poem begins and ends with the same couplet. Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme scheme (helped along by the repetition of lines) — ABaAabAB

Squared

Time to break outside the box.
The weekdays all blur together.
I’m finding ways to pick the locks.
Time to break outside the box.
Life’s big plans are drawn in chalk.
Such plans drift in windy weather.
Time to break outside the box.
The weekdays all blur together.
© 2013 D.L. Lang

This poem was published as a part of Abundant Sparks. Dig it? Grab the book:

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.