April 4th poetry prompt: Leaning into the sound

Write a poem that uses internal slant rhymes–if the end of a line is sail, the middle of the next line might have a word like squall or crawl.

Here’s the tricky part (or another tricky part): When you read the poem out loud, how can you make sure that the hearer knows they are internal rhymes? Is there an advantage over using end rhymes?

Speaking of reading out loud, if you’re in the Seattle area, I’ll be reading tonight at University Bookstore on the Ave., 7:00 p.m., along with other Rose Alley poets.