A Splintered Dilemma

Cruel insoluble equation of love and sex

Splintered dilemma of day and night,

Peace and war.

In the interval between dark and light and dark again
In the lightning night—

He might change from child to adult—
In the lightning flash
back to child again

In the dream ridden eternal night.
She can turn down the sound
So that no thunder is heard

No beating of the heart, no gasping breath.
for a while.

So that she and the darkness are tinged with sadness …
Paint it five if you like.

In the interval he changes from lover to friend,
then to stranger far away.

Bye bye.

Poetry by Ashe
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Written on 2016-06-13 at 23:37

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Heartrending composition and so beautifully written. I can only repeat bye bye stranger and say welcome life.

Very apt use of binary oppositions -- love/sex, day/night, peace/war, child/adult. Tinged with sadness, I like the softness of the poem.

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Things change. But in the great in the love stories there is triumph. Splintered describes it well.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
i guess there are different ways to be left breathless. some better than others. someone gave me good advice—"breathe."

easier said than done. this is a great poem, ashe, very touching. the last line drops into place like it was meant to be, both sad and inevitable.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
The sad roller coaster ride very well described. Well done, Ashe.