4.02.2017

I'm Not Dining Alone With You

You’re welcome here
though secretly I wish
you’d go away

I’ll sing you a party song
bright like calliope
but swollen with late-night
behind the tent darkness

You’ll ask why
I feel confident singing
a song full of rain

And I’ll explain
it’s the kind of strength
that comes from inviting
the enemy to dine

Extremely Close vs. Worlds Apart: Flash 55 for Real Toads & Day 2 of National Poetry Month.

8 comments:

  1. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

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  2. Nice, Marian. You gave him poison?
    ..

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  3. perhaps this is a solution to conflict - breaking bread with the enemy. In Ender's Game, the point is made that when you get to know your enemy, you come to love him.

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  4. Woot!! This is soo fiery and charming!!

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  5. Ooh, watch out. Very charming, I agree. I especially like the vividness of the second stanza, but they all have very original imagery. Thanks, Marian. k.

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  6. I think I know what kind of song I would sing for a Cheeto if he sat at my table.

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