December Dailies – Day 28 – Sestina

I always forget how difficult the sestina (click here to learn more) can be. It’s not that a sestina is inherently harder to write than any other longish form. The difficulty lies in the repetition of the line end words and keeping the whole thing from sounding like a nervous politician making crazy promises.  I tried the sestina simply because I find them extremely difficult. This one turned out… alright, I think. “Camped out” was inspired by a story I heard about a couple who went to the woods to reconnect after a major crisis in their life. I have no idea how that story turned out, as you will see…

The sestina:



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