Because it’s the fifth day of month five, Laura Bloomsbury (our host for this week’s Meeting The Bar Challenge over at dVerse Poets) asks us to create a Cinquain in the style developed by Adelaide Crapsey, consisting of 5 stanzas, 5 lines each, with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2. So…
Certain Uncertainties Remain
(or thinks he’s dead).
He’s never really sure.
(He’s never sure of anything,
about this, though:
Nothing Is For Certain.
(Nothing is ever for certain,
around a while
(‘It feels like forever,’
he says, grinning like the moron
how can you fail
to know how old you are
or if you’re dead or still alive?
he doesn’t know.
(There’s lots he doesn’t know,
and lots he doesn’t want to know;
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~ Crapsey Cinquain ~
13 thoughts on “Certain Uncertainties Remain”
This is fabulous. Isn’t it? 😁
A while back I thought I’d seen your best…you won’t beat this…brilliant…
Indeed. This is just brilliant Ron.
Is there any question?
Love your mind Ron, and your self-effacing wit. Another lil’ gem my friend!
You’ve done it again Ron! 😀
Certain – Uncertainties – a witty cinquain.
Don’t ask–the ultimate rhetorical question. (K)
an existential conundrum, Ron – tinged with humour and uncertainty! As always though an enjoyable read
Two things I know. I am old. Ron is clever.
Love it! Made me laugh.
Funny and clever, Ron.
This is excellent… the hesitancy and the question asked if you really exist (you do)