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I don’t think rhyme is a requirement for poetry, but maybe the non-rhyming stuff is better categorized as prose?
That being said, I understand what you’re getting at and I think some of these people that try too hard to look cool and just throw words together like your example are the worst. Akin to the “beatniks”. They call these shitty gatherings “poetry slams” nowadays I believe.

It’s similar to seeing people at an art gallery gathered around a canvas where someone just took a bucket of paint and threw it. It’s not art by any means, but all the attendants gather around saying bullshit like: “I can really understand what he was feeling when he made that.” Pathetic hipster bullshit.