To step into the used book store
and breathe in that bewitching scent
I know my paycheck’s all but spent.
Perhaps I’m just an old book whore
but urgently they call to me
insatiably, I must have more.
Not safe and not expedient,
to step into the used book store.
This is written in the form called Octain, created by Luke Prater. It has a rhyme scheme of
A-b-b a-c/c-a b-A, with the 'A' meaning that line is repeated, and the 'c/c' being a line with internal rhyme. Also each line has 8 syllables, ideally iambic tetrameter. The photo is from Magpie Taleshttp://magpietales.blogspot.com/2011/05/mag-66.html (#66) where Tess Kincade gives a weekly writing prompt. Thank you both.