Note to Self

Is there consensus in community
To look upon the easiness of rhyme
With those indulgent, patronizing eyes?

As if…as if…the pleasures of the damned
Are damned as guilty pleasures, damned as guilt,
And damned as damsels’ distressed liveries.

As if…as if…the tools of titans dead
Deserve the pantheon of literature
Exclusively. Excuse-moi, rhyme!

Pentameter! I wrote in it, you see?
And not a hint of rhyme to pollute it.
I dashed my diamond. Are you satisfied?

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