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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE

What's the difference…

The difference between the Short Distance's height
And the Long Distance's shallowness drawn tight
Is that neither knows the hollowness of its might
Whichever way they may look: up down left or right

If you went up the shallowness of the one you slight
You'd end up in the hollowness of the other recondite
Or if you slid down the one who stands stiff upright 
You're bound to fall screaming upside down in a fright

Either way neither will say unless it was day or night
When Short Distance at last met Long Distance alright
Though neither or either will own up to being really tight
After running a short then a long distance before the fight

If you think you could mock these errant lines downright
I challenge you to disentangle them under darkened light

© T. Wignesan - Paris, June 13, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/15/2018 7:31:00 AM
Your dizzying intellect is showcased in this intelligent twisting write, a treat to read this morning Wignesan! I hope the sun is shining in Paris today, warm regards dear poet. xomo
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Date: 6/15/2018 12:10:00 PM
Bonjour, Maureen! The sun is out in all its mocking splendour this spring morn, for no creature escapes its revealing gaze, but you do me far too much honour for a mere string of playful lines. Really, you should refrain from giving me a swell head. Don't forget, I live in the Land of the Coq, and I Co..co..ri..co on my own just as well. I do hope you are able to take a walk these days. Thanks from the tréfonds.