You write classical
And count syllables
I take off my hat
There’s value in that
But why put us down

Yes why denigrate
The other poet
Who prefers free verse
As if it’s a curse

If you think that prose
Is such a lost cause
Tell me have you read
“A Season in Hell”
Does it ring a bell?

So I’ll come and play
Counting B and A
For I’m capricious
Very mischievous

© Didier Beaugrand