At the End of My Rope



from the rope
of a wooden-gallows,
swing I,
the outlaw,
the main attraction
of today's gathering
in the courtyard
of some small, un-nameless
town,
from whose bank
I stole,
now the townspeople
mouths agape, stand in awe
as the hangman trips,
slips and falls,
thrusting me away,
soon untethered,
feet free to run,
hands-free to steal
another day
in another town
somewhere down the road
far from justice.

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Submitted on September 03, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEFGHIJKLDMNOGEPOIQH
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 379
Words 68
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 23

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