fragile frames hold loads heavier than them
odd paths, thick weeds through which they pertain
they have families to feed
nature provides them their need
penury, the trusted friend
never leaves the side
keep on going
This is a reverse Etheree. Etheree is a ten-line poetry ascending in syllable count for ten unrhymed lines. It’s attributed to an American poet, Etheree Taylor Armstrong of Arkansas. An Etheree should focus on one idea or subject. A reverse etheree is just the opposite, that is, it’s written with descending syllable count.
Shared with Poets United’s Midweek Motif: Survival. The challenge was to speak about survival so that others may listen.