In a MONOTETRA, each stanza is comprised of four rhymed lines. Each line has four metrical feet, a total of eight syllables. What makes it such a powerful form is that the closing line of each stanza is four syllables, repeated. A Monotetra can have as few or as many stanzas as desired. C’mon, sink your teeth into one! They’re the greatest. You’ll love ’em.
On Sunday mornings, I escape
to wait in line with jaws agape
and scope the sugary landscape
of rounded shapes, of rounded shapes
From the case, glazed bodies gleam
filled with jelly, filled with cream
and twisted cinnamon daydreams
Their silent screams, their silent screams
penetrate my helpless brain
and though resistance I might feign
my diet’s headed down the drain
‘cause donuts reign, ‘cause donuts reign
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