I will take the liberty to interfere just this once — as a fan of Mike .
He has done all you are suggesting . And probably more. Rhyme is actually quite a recent thing with him as I see it here on Medium. Just a whim ? Because he can? I don’t know.
Rhyme can be quite therapeutic sometimes.
He has done an admirable amount of exquisite work . Published . I will leave that to him to give you some links, book titles etc . if you are interested in Mike Essig poetry.