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Etheree Contest Entry, 1,2 ...,10 syllables
bar walls recall the DTs by Mark D. R.
Etheree writing prompt entry

saloon door
creaks in the wind.
Broken glasses hide
the dust covered wood floor.
The long mahogany bar
stands alone in total silence.
Flashback to barkeep's banter, the walls
recall patron's delirium tremens.*


Writing Prompt
The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Author Notes
Thanks to FanArtist for the abandoned building image.

* "Delirium tremens," or DTs, can cause a severe shaking or shivering during alcohol withdrawal.


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