My mistakes

tucking them in at night

pulling the covers up to their chins

this is the truce we’ve made for perfect peace to reign

our agreement so I can get my beauty sleep

when morning comes they bound up to me

like ghost children they are

my mistakes

©Vivian Zems


MLMM Saturday Mix-Lucky Dip

Trois-par-Huit (Three-by-Eight or Octa-Tri for short), a poem containing three stanzas of 3, 3 and 2 lines OR 3, 2 and 3 lines: 8 lines total with a syllable count of 3, 6, 9, 12, 12, 9, 6, 3. The rhyming pattern is AAB BBC CC where the last line is the title of the poem and summarizes the meaning of the poem.