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