Opposites Poem

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This past Monday’s poetry stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect was all about opposites. I resisted the challenge of writing an opposite poem because I could not think of a perfect pair of words to write about. But this morning, I eschewed perfectionism, got out pen and paper and gave opposites a little try. Glad I did!

On Trying to Write a Poem About Opposites:

Nuance
eludes me,
try as I might
to fashion a poem
that’s not at all trite.
My effort with opposites,
try as I may,
repeatedly
ends in
cliché,
cliché.

(c) 2012 Stephanie Parsley