What has Mantra put together? She took some time in the lantern to perfect something I did not expect.
Something bizarre happens when I take a break from writing. When I return, there is a freshness to everything. Mantra is no different. She often surprises me with the way she shakes the lantern.
Today’s example is one of those which defies her tried and true, very metered, odd rhyme scheme fare.
Juxtaposition is typically named, but everything about it is different from what I have come to expect from the pixie. Even her subject is one foreign to me. I still have not determined if she had a good time wherever she went on her hiatus.
This poem will be in the third collection of Mantra’s poetry. Look for it close to the end of the year at RedmundPro.
The song is strangely sweet,
Pungent fruit on my tongue.
Gritty softness beneath my feet.
Is it merely juxtaposition
Making the memories so dear
Or is it so I will have an option
To judge this time as good or bad
Based on how we end?
Truth tainted by feelings, happy or sad?
For the moment, I’ll just savor
The tactile nature of all within the dream
And wake tomorrow to discover
If you have snuggled here or gone there.
Only then will I discern our brief encounter
A dream come true or merely a nightmare.
Have you ever met someone and not been entirely sure if you liked their company or not? Do we judge our relationships more on the way they end or on the content of their duration?
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