The last time I wrote free verse
I swore it was the last time

Caused freeway congestion for days
Laid waste in places that haven’t been habituated for decades
Paved the way for serious debate, while
Also staving away nightmares for just one more day

I swore it was the last time
Until now

When it gets in you
There’s nothing you can do
Except let it loose
Hang from the noose

I’m giving in
I’m getting out
I’m stepping off the cliff
I’m aiming for the clouds

The last time I wrote free verse
I swore it’d be the last

Then again
I’m a chancer

Don’t take my words for fact

~ Jason Brain, 2013