Place it here, in the dust;
give me room to adjust the dial.
Hold your breath, hope a while!
See those clouds? Hide your smile — they’re thin.
Press that button — again!
Feel that damp on your skin? Insane!
I told you, I’d make rain.
all it takes is a brain, and trust.
The luc bat is a Vietnamese poetic form that means “six-eight.” The poem consists of alternating lines of six and eight syllables. The rhyme scheme renews at the end of every eight-syllable line and rhymes on the sixth syllable of both lines.
POEM A DAY APRIL 2015 – PROMPT:
“For today’s prompt, write a machine poem. A machine could be a car or a robot, obviously, but simple machines include levers, pulleys, and screws. There’s also “machine learning” and “deus ex machina.” But there are many other ways to come at this prompt as well.”