Assumption of Identical

 


We are contradictions sharing the same mirror,

neon and neutral blush swimming

a dream to be more than faces

assigned by eyes to be one reflection.

 

I wear my heart in pressed coral while you

keep yours in the secluded view of trusted.

 

We burn the candle at both ends, my wick reaching

the center in an ashy blink, while yours flirts with oxygen

in sputtering wisps of patience.

 

We are from a single stem blooming as different flowers,

the eyes folly identical always flows the same direction.


©Susie Clevenger 2021

I'm honored to have my poem in June 2021 issue of Visual Verse

Comments

  1. Finely fashioned dance between here Susie...I especialy liked :

    "I wear my heart in pressed coral while you

    keep yours in the secluded view of trusted."

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  2. Susie!!! This is pure magic.

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  3. Awesome work here SC: and huge congrats on the equally (stunningly) outstanding work at Visual Verse. Beautifully mismatched twins!

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  4. I love the duality here, the color and flow.

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  5. "We are from a single stem blooming as different flowers". Yes, yes we are.

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  6. I think there are so many ways this poem can be read and find all of them intriguing.

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  7. Globally and universally from a single stem blooming as different flowers. How great if everyone considered it so!

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