watch the orange orb go down reluctantly
as if it is still thirsty
to swallow the sky
darkening skies terrorize me with secrets
not knowing what to expect
I shut eyes to sleep
hope I don’t dream of glistening silver swords
drop like comets in the night
to tear me apart
it has been the longest day ever – waiting
-warriors on a mission
tiptoe in darkness
Will they find me before I plead innocence?
I wrote dark, macabre stuff
to sell untruth, but
stories refuse to let go of me or sleep
I will die a martyr’s death
The elements of the Caccia or Catch are:
- known to have been composed with random 11, 7 and 5 syllable lines.
- usually carries a refrain at the end of the stanza.
- composed favoring onomatopoeia, incomplete phrases and the exclamatory statement.
- lyrics framed by stanza and rhyme at the discretion of the poet.