Penny Klostermann strikes again! This time, she threw the word Aleatory at me! Never heard it before and had no idea what to do with it so I used a tricky way to get around it. I think it's a poet's prerogative!
If I’ve never heard the word, Aleatory,
then how could I use it to tell a good story?
I looked up its meaning so I’d understand
It means “by coincidence; something unplanned”.
To me, it sounds more like an awful disease.
Like something that brings on a cough or a sneeze.
Or maybe a legal word, used by a lawyer.
Or something received by your former employer.
It could be a building where scientists work.
Or something describing a guy who’s a jerk.
It might be the space running in between homes.
Or maybe the hats worn by cute garden gnomes.
Or how ‘bout a building where people go bowling.
Or paths in the park, where a family goes strolling.
It may be the smell seeping out from the trash.
Perhaps its a word that describes someone’s rash.
But, aleatory means “by happenstance”.