Jealous – A Kimo
free me from the bondage of my fear dear
i sit here nervous and scared
is she better than me?
for Val’s Scavenger Hunt prompt #2 Kimo – on the subject of jealousy (https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/looking-for-an-august-scavenger-hunt/)
Kimo poems are an Israeli version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:
- 3 lines.
- No rhymes.
- 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 6 in the third.
Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.