Kevin is a vegan. But not the good kind of vegan. The kind that insists everyone in his neighborhood needs to stop cooking meat at dinner time so he can run outside. Kevin pushed everyone around him so hard, even his vegan friends found it annoying. Now he feels alone. While eating his 2nd kale salad of the day, Kevin wrote a poem. He hid the lesson he learned within it. What's the lesson he wants to share with PSE?
The line breaks are intentional, as are "."
This one may be early, so keeping it simple: keep the tags in mind
Up to one letter of the solution can be found per line
There was an original draft, containing the same hidden message/following the same pattern.
[...] No changes to the rest
After a few days, Kevin was able to make amends with his friends. He wrote another little poem, using the same cipher, just to give everyone at PSE a fifth hint.
like a flash,
The poem is written by the cipher. As in, you don't start with a known work or other poem but start with your message to encode, and build around that. (It's not an efficient cipher in that sense). It may be possible to accomplish with known works, but highly unlikely.
A line following a blank line must contain 0 letters of the solution, and are the only lines(other than blank) that don't contribute to the solution.