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Like it is, it does
07Jun2017
article by
Mary Owens
Poem
5

So beautiful 
     and quiet–
like it
     never is;
clematis 
more purple 
than it
ever was.

I adore you 
     forever–
like I 
     never did;
I  withdraw–
     cause love kills,
like it
     always does.


5 responses to “Like it is, it does”

  1. Gaby Bedetti says:

    Not a bad poem, Mary–the grammatical “like…like…like” structure, the zig zag climbing appearance on the page, the metaphor.

  2. Amy Cunningham says:

    Surrender Us! Surrenderous.

  3. Melva Sue Priddy says:

    This works!

  4. Mary Owens says:

    Thank you. A rough draft in a month full of pressure (and hopefully some worthwhile results) ;*)

  5. Linda Caldwell says:

    Good poem. Enjoyed reading. Line arrangement is appealing to the eye and thus the ear.

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