A note on form: Recently over at dVerse Poets Pub, poets we're asked to through their hat in the ring for inventing a poetic form. There were a lot of interesting ones presented. So, I figured I'd try to give some of them a go. This was created for those with short attention spans. Sparked from the mind of Brian Miller comes the form he has dubbed tenWord.
On whittling down: One might think ten words should be easy to put together, but...well they'd be wrong, at least for me. This started as "every breath is a labor of love; I wish was for me." (12 words) Then I managed, "every breath is a labor of love, just not for me." (11 words) Getting closer. It actually took me way too long to realize a contraction would get me to the final count of ten.
About the image: The photo was taken by me. The original rose was a deep pink. I used an app called Aviary to edit to what you see above (minus the words). As to the words...which have a magnetic poetry feel...they were added using an app called Poetics.