|This woman is named "Gladys." Why not?|
Paper in her purse.
Used it for her grocery list,
to blot her lipstick, then trashed.
Hidden folded note—
love poem inscribed inside.
He hoped that she would like it.
I wrote this little poem using a little known, little used Japanese form called a sedoka. Geeky? Yes. Historically, sedokas were used to convey dialogue between people, often lovers. They're composed of two three-line katauta (fancy Japanese word for tercets), each with 5/7/7 syllable counts. Often each tercet addresses the same subject from differing perspectives. I took liberties and wrote both parts in third-person, instead of as a direct dialogue.
Japanese poetic forms are fun to play with. If you get the urge to write a sedoka, don't be shy- post it here in the comments! Thanks.
*Which my daughter would be too young to read.