The first line of my poem said what I wanted,
But it was pretty boring. Anybody
Could have written that line, so I trashed it.
The second time it sounded better but
It didn’t really express what I thought.
The third time? Very classic did it sound,
But odd indeed the structure seemed. I feared
My readers wouldn’t understand what I meant.
The fourth vine sprouted from a metaphor.
That time, not even I knew what I meant!
But the fifth time I got it almost perfect!
I was so happy… then I wrote the next line.
Now I’ll have to rewrite that first line again…