Ed flicks a spec from his red coat Snow white beard trimmed to perfection Looking for a new direction Stores closed, yet he carries his tote Ambles down to his little boat In the old dock, a lonely child Hungry in eyes and hair so wild Toys, Ed springs from the trusty sack Such a joyful smile he gets back His heart happy by one beguiled
Decima has many forms. This poem uses the Puerto Rican form with eight syllables per line and with a rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC, for a total of ten lines.
Chaos Flying by night one sees the grim faces in the naked light of grief Moribund vehicles zig-zagging with no thought of harm Green and blue in the distance beckon the travelers away for long Hasty and fiery, they return in a rush Crowding the space that one thought was infinite in its arc Lights appear to guide the crafts in arrangements so floral Even in landing on the home planet, the wait is indefinite Smooth though the landing, the world is still in chaos
Calamitous The heart splits asunder with a single thought How have you turned the sky into the earth Where stars tread in your angelic shadow Meandering are my days navigating the strands of your charm Limitless in passion, unending like streets of floral Every fiber of my being throbs for that surreptitious glance For it is you who makes my life devoid of grief Such a potpourri of conundrums, you leave my soul calamitous