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Villanelle

I like to sneak and peek at night

It’s my little secret game

I like to cause all sorts of frights

 

A stroll by your house is my favorite delight

To catch a glimpse of you is always my aim

I like to sneak and peek at night

 

The light from your hallway is always bright

When my breath fogs up your windowpane

I like to cause all sorts of frights

 

I have to admit I feel a little spite

Seeing another woman slink through your doorframe

I like to sneak and peek at night

 

I’m sure your unlocked door isn’t oversight

Since she’s an intruder you need me to maim

I like to cause all sorts of frights

 

I can’t feel guilt ridding you of this parasite

It’s my possessive nature that’s to blame

I like to sneak and peek at night

I like to cause all sorts of frights

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A villanelle is a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. There are two refrains and two repeating rhymes, with the first and third line of the first tercet repeated alternately until the last stanza, which includes both repeated lines. The villanelle is an example of a fixed verse form.

 

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