Monday, October 23, 2023


 Opposite of the Opposite

In the dualist world

Of interdependent meaning 

Love is the only word

Without an opposite.

Its absence leaves

Nothing behind—

No sadness to embrace 

When joy inexplicably expires

No half moon to brood upon

When the sun sets until morning.

It’s our own hate 

We pour in 

To fill the void 

When it’s gone.

Carried to a logical conclusion

One sees that love lacks even

The opposite of its own opposite

Which is why I struggle to say it 

Whenever I most feel it 

And everyone hates that


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