The art of hidden insult wrapped in Southern molasses. A Tyburn (Poetic Explorations)
Living in the sticky, sultry South,
Ladies wield their slyly snarky mouths.
This is an example of a Tyburn which is a six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.
Wield: To have and be able to use something, especially power or authority
OR to hold and use a weapon or tool
Slyly: Cleverly skillful and cunning
Snarky: Sarcastically critical or mocking and malicious