Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

The Plea

I am not entirely sane today. Or rather, I am noticeably less sane than usual, for various reasons, and the walls of reality are pretty thin in this place at the best of times. Add to that the fact that we have been grinding our way through "Supernatural" at better than an hour a day since November, in addition to all of the other various magic that surrounds a fantasy writer in the Land of the Velveteen Rabbit.

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.

The Plea

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

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