Leopard

This is a collaboration with Vivian Zems. I am completing her poem “I Change Not” , for Jill’s October collaboration challenge This poem is a nonet. It begins with 9 syllables in the first line, 8 in the second, and so on, until there is a single syllable in the final line. I had fun with this and actual have a second idea about how to complete it. Vivian’s lines are in red. 


As a leopard cannot change its spots

I cannot change, no matter what

I am that I am and was

Wondering, what’s the cause

Of the way I am, 

And can I change? 

Would I choose

Other

Lives? 

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