Take me into town to get a burger.
Serve it with a whopping side of fries.
Wash it down with bubbly cup of soda.
I do love to drink a sparkling soda.
Please put all the toppings on my burger.
Salt and season well my bag of fries.
Screw the diet—How I crave those fries!
To be good, I’ll drink a diet soda,
And I’ll have a salad on my burger.
Wipe your drool. I’ve got your burger, fries, and soda.
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Three tercets followed by a monostich.
There is no set rhythm or line length, but the lines should pretty much be isosyllabic (all have the same number of syllables).
Instead of rhyme, the tercets end with lexical repetition—three words that are repeated in each stanza in varying order. All three words also appear in the last line
The word order is: 1-2-3, 3-1-2, 2-3-1, (1-2-3)