by Martin A. Ramos

“Syllables govern the world.”--John Seldon

A simple pleasure
composing one good line
and counting

Not always
you can get the words
to fall just right

Summer heat
writing three good lines,
only three

This thought:
how many different ways
to express it?

What of
the sounds in these lines,
their meaning?

Looks easy
when the final syllables
just jell

Copyright 2023 by Red River Review. First Rights Reserved. All other rights revert to the authors.
No work may be reproduced or republished without the express written consent of the author.