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
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.