We juiced up mustangs with bad vinyl and obtrusive hoods,
We drove past gutters, dirty smoke shops and disgusting bars
To get a glimpse of Linda Ronson fucking in the woods.

We gave our spirits to abandon, scorning fame and goods,
Because prestige is like a blade that cripples, stings and mars,
We juiced up mustangs with bad vinyl and obtrusive hoods.

We drank poor wine and ate some greasy, unclean, cheap foods,
We didn’t need those tuxedos or those fancy, fervid cars
To get a glimpse of Linda Ronson fucking in the woods.

We smoked bad weed and fought like dogs before we sang at Judes,
We were so high, we reached out, pocketed the silver stars,
We juiced up mustangs with bad vinyl and obtrusive hoods.

We walked for miles or climbed the hills depending on our moods,
We trudged through slush and filthy muck and marked it all as ours
To get a glimpse of Linda Ronson fucking in the woods.

We drank poor wine and ate some greasy, unclean, cheap foods,
Because prestige is like a blade that cripples, stings and mars,
We juiced up mustangs with bad vinyl and obtrusive hoods
To get a glimpse of Linda Ronson fucking in the woods.

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2020)

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

 

4 thoughts on “ A villanelle for the hedonist ”

      1. My greatest problem is that my style changes when I write using meter. I tend to leave out words or use archaic ones to fit something into a perfect pentameter (or hexameter). I think the key is not aiming for perfect lines.

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