Confounded

A series of games based on poetry.

 

Confounded

It is a way of reading that requires
Attention to the words in sequence, true.
I hope the understanding it inspires
Will seem worth all that it demands of you.
The verse itself is more demanding still,
Love, pain, and beauty tangled in the word.
My own experience has sapped my will,
I’m lost, exhausted, drained beyond absurd.
For you I wish only the best intentions:
A mind wide open to the glint of muse,
For only in that way can my inventions
Help warn you all: poetry can confuse.
Forgive this new-found method, compound strange;
My paltry skill: the words to rearrange.