Incremental Poetry ~ 31 Lines


a beet
yes, you I greet
please take a seat
get off your feet
and beat
the heat
beside the street
let drool secrete
for juicy meat
and bittersweet
desserts to treat
admit defeat
with fork be fleet
you’re on retreat
it’s time to cheat
and taste the sweet
don’t be discrete
no need for neat
if you should meet
one who dare mete
your bite of wheat
then here’s a feat
throw out a sheet
and overeat
and then complete
your grand deceit
I now entreat
go out replete
and I repeat

Copyright © 2019 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Welcome to my series, Incremental Poetry, where each week the featured poem will be one line longer than the one I share the week before. I have no idea how long I’ll keep this up, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Thank you for stopping by.

Invented by Gerald Bostock
It starts, and is titled with a single word. (Single word does not have to be a single syllable.)
It follows a monorhyme scheme.
Each line is typically as short as possible, and the scenarios expressed become increasingly absurd.
The poem may be any length.

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