A note on form: This is my third attempt at the form developed by Gay Reiser Cannon. She has dubbed it by two names, "Falling Diamonds" and "Quarrel."
"It is composed of a series of lines beginning with one line of one iambic foot, then two, three, four, five, four, three, two iambic feet and then again one iambic foot where the one foot lines must rhyme. Basically then the form is blank verse that is shaped in diamonds or triangles with one sustaining middle rhyme. You may choose to add either internal or end rhymes as well but the only requirement is for the one foot lines to rhyme. Hyphenating end words is prohibited. A minimum of two diamonds should be made." (Cannon, 2014)In her most recent exploration of the form, she spoke of how adjusting the structure slightly would allow for this form to be utilized to tell two sides of a story or a conversation between two individuals. This is my second attempt at varying the structure, yet this time I worked to better maintain the diamond form. I also created the piece so that the middle (shared line) can actually be used to end the first diamond and/or start the second diamond.
About the structure: While I was able to get the desired effect to appear for me, the device used to view or even the screen resolution some choose to use could throw off the visual. And so, in order to counteract this I decided to create it as an image instead.