Fixed forms T_T
This is an "envelope ballad". I think the form is pretty obvious. It's a very fun concept since I like forms with repeated lines, but it's hard to stick to!
The starting point was actually *Shacchan
's prompt: "After all, hiding is easier". There was going to be stuff about hiding (in fact the returning line started off as "You know hiding is easier") but... I guess it just didn't make it in?
Blame my currently optimistic disposition, or the fact that my roommates are currently so stressed and in some cases depressed that if I start being cynical I feel like something bad will happen......
I went back to fixed forms because they're fun to play with, but also to try this challenge/contest: [link]
Finally wrote the open verse version of this:
what her hands tell youShe says
next to her.
clasped in prayer
truth is easier,
Her wild curls
her voice so mild.
is the name of your heartache.
but she lies.
Hands reach out in silence.