Tonight's poem is a nonet- a nine-line poem that starts with nine syllables, and decreases by one syllable a line, until the last line has only one syllable.
"In Which I Am a Heartless Beast"
When people find out sweet Roo will leave,
The response is always the same
"I could never give him back,"
Like I am coldhearted,
an uncaring beast,
whose closest friend
dies and she
(c) Carol Wilcox, 2021