Today I'm attempting "to write a tritina. The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line."
Doesn't that just sound like a dog's breakfast?!
THREE MINUTES TO GO OR I'D NEVER POST ANYTHING SO BRUTALLY FIRST DRAFTY
BUT I WAS OUT DANCING
For being him they sent him home
from school, you know the rest
the ups, the downs of which he would refrain
from speaking lest he lead that old refrain
Green Door for something relevant to home
he can't recall, or won't—you know the rest.
Fatigued, so fucking tired, and all the rest,
old song, new words, the chorus, the refrain
all fused together, way to bring it home.
The rest—old news from home, their voices blend the last refrain.