To find the perfect near rhyme
wrapped inside finest nori sheet–
like paper, thin, inscribed with words
like eel, wasabi, daikon – whose saying
tastes like lunch with an old friend who loves
fermenting words as much as you
and the click of boxwood sticks as they touch.
Note: A Demi-sonnet, devised by the terrific poet Erin Murphy, is 7 lines with the last word echoing a rhyme or slant rhyme with another word in the poem.