He Really Gets Me

NaPoWriMo Day 16: I challenge you to write in the form known as the terzanelle. A hybrid of the villanelle and terza rima, terzanelles consist of five three-line stanzas and a concluding quatrain. Lines and rhymes are chained throughout the poem, so that the middle line of each triplet is repeated as the last line of the following triplet (or, for the last triplet, in the concluding quatrain).


He really gets me
A good understanding of what I really want
That is ultimately valuable to me

We can talk for hours and never feel bored
A level of intimacy
A good understanding of what I really want

We can laugh for hours and hours on end
Comfort, trust, and compatibility
A level of intimacy

We already know how to be there for each other
I have shown up to this relationship whole and happy
Comfort, trust, compatibility

I want my contribution to be meaningful and significant
I hope I inspire him to fulfill his deepest aspiration
I have shown up to this relationship whole and happy

Still, I feel better about myself when I am around him
He really gets me
I hope I inspire him to fulfill his deepest aspiration
That is ultimately valuable to me

~Just L (April 16, 2015)

Author’s Note: He has that “extra something” that makes one valuable and rare.

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