Monday, November 10, 2014

Two Poles of Personality

Two poles of personality arose in you today –
erections whose eruption caused
a bit of sway and wobble in your equilibrium:

one could not stop saying what it thought:
the other seemed abstractly caught
in an impenetrable silence. They mixed

uneasily, unfeasibly, yet you -- on balance –
managed not uncomfortably to go on. Strange
their co-existence didn’t cause you more alarm.

Perhaps, in fact, they’d settled on a pact.
Complete dissociation may, for them,
and you, have had some charm.


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