National Poetry Writing Month 2023, Day 3

Day 3 is Opposite Day for this round:


First, the opposite version:

You know nothing,
an aversion to density

earth, packed in tight

sheets of color
dispersed, far and wide

The vivid greyscale
of the multitude of murals
sucked in all the light
normally present in green grasses
and split-second microexpressions
behind household doors

On my way out
a torrent of sunrays
blasting into space


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And here’s the original poem, which I wrote back in January:

I understand
the predilection for the desolate

textures rough
skies open

grains of black-and-white
clustered together

The muted colors
of the twelve sketches
gave a hint of glistening
otherwise absent from the grey skies
and the slow-motion trees
outside the car windows

On my way home
a few drops of rain
landed on my windshield


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(2 April 2023—posted 3 April 2023)




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