This is not a haiku

Posted on 02/14/2024 in misc

To Michelle, on our 36th Valentine's Day together.

puzzle piece with poem in it

You are
the puzzle piece
under the couch cushion
that makes my life and world complete
Love you!

At the risk of angering the one person that actually looks forward to my annual attempt at haiku, I'm taking the poetry in a different direction this time.

Is there one person? I'm occasionally reminded when I forget to do this, so somebody is paying attention. Note - it is not my wife that reminds me when I don't write her poetry.

Anyway, I give you the Cinquain, which is a 5-line poem in which the first line has 2 syllables, the 2nd line has 4, third line has 6, 4th line has 8, and then the 5th and final line has two again.

Also, this poem is inspired by the final line of the song Allison Is Starting to Happen which was written by Evan Dando of The Lemonheads.

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