An English sonnet, in fact, with the following rhyme scheme, quatrains and ending couplet:
a b a b
c d c d
e f e f
10 syllables per line, more or less, written
The third quatrain generally introduces an unexpected sharp thematic or imagistic "turn" called a volta.Whatever. I wouldn't say this has an obvious volta.... You decide. Should be enough to meet the structural criteria.
In Shakespeare's sonnets, the couplet usually summarizes the theme of the poem or introduces a fresh new look at the theme.The last two lines definitely summarize, but it's not exactly a fresh new look...especially if you're a cyclist. In traffic. At the end of the work day. I'm sure you've had the same thoughts.
--some Wikipedia page written by my arrogant old Lit. professor, I'm sure
Sonnet to Drivers circa September 2009
Told Off by a Poet
Entitled motorist, you raise my ire
wrapped in jackassed, fatheaded ignorance
I scheme to hoist your head high upon spire
held victorious above shaming glance.
Self-bestowed, arrogant grandness surrounds
treasured possessions of fuel and wheel
noxious expletives rupture and rebound
reverberate within your box of steel.
Your offspring bears the insufferable curse
of deplorable, abhorrent guidance
supplied while learning their world to traverse
they tumble and careen toward subsidence.
A curse upon your existence bestowed
to spend it suspended in muck of commode.
- The Old English Bag who's really in a GOOD mood this week!