Anxiety: Escapril Challenge 4

Churning, burning inside
You lose your way
As light fades to night when you hide
Yourself away
Till day

Bile catches in your throat
And you shiver
Yet you sweat underneath your coat
Undelivered
Sinner

Anxiety plagues you
Hunts you like prey
And there is nothing you can do
Nothing to say
Just pray


Note: The Taylor poem is a form patterned from “Upon a Spider Catching a Fly” by Edward Taylor (1642-1729), who some call the finest colonial poet although his work was not published until 1939.

The Taylor is:
○ stanzaic, written in any number of cinquains
○ metric, iambic, L1 trimeter, L2 and L4 dimeter, L3 tetrameter, L5 monometer
○ rhymed or at least near rhymed a b a b b, c d c d d, e f e f f, etc

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