*Impetus For An Arlene Poem*
Impetus for an Arlene poem
A phrase, a word, a letter
From a friend or alphabet-ter,
Bettering the source.
Can force this chicken off her roost,
Any force create a course,
Any impulse impetus.
Wondrous is the geist creative,
Case that’s dative.
Speech from everyday,
Voiced and unvoiced vocabulary.
An Arlene poem
Reaches its home in a conclusion -
Something summing up the theme.
Simple words leading to rhyme,
(She, confessed and plodding thinker)
An Arlene mind needs to combine
Instruction, art and entertainment,
Synapse sparks from cups of coffee
Speeding up the poky brain incentive.
Sassy, saucy, brazen, shameless,
Truths so deep they must stay nameless.
All this to become a stanza capturing
The nature of death, age, romance,
Implicit in the impetus.
*a quote from a Duane Vorhees letter.
Continuum – Robert Hardgrave