The Chanso is a versatile French poetic form of five to six stanzas and an envoy or tornada (a summary of the theme or a dedication to a friend). The poet determines the length of each stanza, but every stanza should be the same length with the same rhyme scheme. My own attempt was based on my recent fascination with Jane Goodall’s story and work. I thought it would be cool to structure the poem around the idea that chimps have five fingers and five toes just like we do. So I wrote a chanso of five stanzas of five lines, five syllables each. Unfortunately the concept that worked in my head did not work on paper, but in the spirit of letting myself come up with crap, you can read my attempt to write a chanso poem.