This is an early edition of April 6th’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. The prompt is to write a haiku.
liver choking and screaming
speak up, speak out, change the world
Here is a link to a poem by Michele Leavitt, a poet who has hepatitis C. The poem is titled, Viral Sestina. A sestina is a 39-line poem consisting of six stanzas of six lines each. The words that end each line of the first stanza are used as line endings in each of the following stanzas. Notice the clever last stanza, which is actually the 7th.
Viral Sestina by Michele Leavitt published in Mezzo Cammin, Volume 6, Issue 2