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AT THE DOG PARK ~ rough draft
by April Halprin Wayland

Walk the perimeter, the trainer says.
You’re the leader, the one to watch.
Eli will look up every now and then
to find you.

You’re the leader, the one to watch,
he’s the guy in the field, taking notes,
doing the research, collecting the data.

Eli will look up every now and then,
give you the secret wink
and you’ll know the coast is clear, the deal will go down.

To find you,
he’ll launch his implanted dog paw device
and you will reach nonchalantly for your cell phone.


This is a trimeric poem.  For more info on trimerics, see this post at TeachingAuthors.com

The inventor of this form, Dr. Charles Stone, says it rhymes with limerick.  Here is the definition on his trimeric page:

“Trimeric \tri-(meh)-rik\ n: a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating the respective line of the first stanza.  The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.”

Eli, wearing his super secret spy glasses

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