So, with all of THAT running around in my head, I found myself thinking of the a 2001 episode of the original "Charmed", when Rose McGowan's "Paige" needed to write a poem for a spell, and wrote a haiku (actually a 5-7-5). The Spiral Path rose under my feet, but I couldn't make the words work, and I can usually pull a 5-7-5 out of nowhere on short notice consistently. It just wouldn't come.
It didn't need to. I refocused my eyes, and intention metamorphosed into three iambic heptameter couplets, instead. And you know what? I'm good with that.
I call upon the Powers That Be to help me sell my book;
There is no doubt that it is good, but nobody will look.
There is no oath that I can swear, no deal that I can make;
I call upon your aid today for entertainment's sake.
The world is full of boring books and overwritten prose;
So let a tired old trickster play, and bet on "Fiddler's Rose."
April 19, 2021