One Peek

Ten steps ahead and I’m tripping
my distance from you keeps slipping
like sun and moon, hide and seek
I turn and smile, little peek
and listen – to that slow beat
it always rhymes on repeat
Ten steps ahead and I’m tripping
my distance from you keeps slipping

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Written for d’Verse, where Grace challenges us to write an ‘Octelle’ poem described below:

  • eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner
  • syllabic: 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8
  • rhyming: A1/A2/b/b/c/c/A1/A2
  • the first two lines and the last two lines are identical

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

37 thoughts on “One Peek

  1. Nice one. The turn around suggest the person does not really want to be far away from the other. There is tension but there us also longing.

    Much💖love

  2. Your poem of hide and seek, flowed so well. Love this part specially:

    and listen – to that slow beat
    it always rhymes on repeat

    Thanks for joining in!

  3. Ah, the clumsiness of first lust, which may, or may not mature into love–a fun write, coy and awkward.

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