The monotetra is a poetic form developed by Michael Walker. A monotetra poem uses quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables per line. Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.). The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This poem can be as short as one quatrain and as long as a poet wishes.
Can’t Go Over It, Can’t Go Under It
All that was true is now no more
Cannot return to time before
Saying farewell hurt at the core
Paused at the door, paused at the door.
So unsure, and scared to admit
No clear ideas, only tidbits
Like kids’ bear hunt, courage commit:
Must go through it, must go through it.
Dreams in the dark give a soft clue,
Forward beckons, this much is true
Think of it as a sweet redo
Trust in the new, trust in the new.
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