Tritina – Shrinkage

As my years increase
choices shrink
slip out of reach

Not quite within reach
frustration increases
as I shrink

As my freedom shrinks
the desire to reach
the top shelf increases

Increase the shrinkage of the world to reach serenity.

Since I wrote this a couple of years ago, my world has shrunk even more:  no more driving, except an armchair, and driving Jock mad.   My world is now a small village and a view across fields and woods in front and small birds eating crumbs on the kitchen windowsill behind.   

Barbara Young proposed the Tritina form for Napowrimo day 29.


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2 Responses to Tritina – Shrinkage

  1. colonialist says:

    Fascinating form, well handled!

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  2. AND an adoring audience around the globe! xx

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