Treachery of Words

Ceci n'est pas un poem,
It really is not.

The usage of metaphorical language is lacking,
Like waterfalls within desert dreamscapes.

Sibilance is sorely suppressed and silenced
assonance avoided and averted.
It has no necessary nor explicit examples of alliterations and literary allusions.

It simply spares no time for rhyme in any of its lines.
It doesn’t let it spread out like vines and intertwine, 
confine or let define how it should go about its design.

Rhythm’s also unused, 
absent and unnoticed
pacing for a breath.

Form has been hung out

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Mor phe d

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But it does have a refrain...