Pretend I wrote a thing.
Fill the blank page with syllables that sing,
a crescendo of cascading consonants.
Alliteration? You bet your
associations can be played with.
Imagine some nice imagery,
like a simile,
or a metaphor’s needle threading the present
to a fond scent, sound, or sight from your past.
Everyone likes haikus
So count yourself one of those
Three lines, 5-7-5
If you like enjambment, you can have it
then marshal your best franglais to pronounce it
as you recall a teacher explaining what it is
while you texted under the desk.
Add a rhyme scheme,
an intriguing theme,
an evocative scene
with subtextual sheen.
Pretend I wrote a thing
so I don’t have to.