thesis: strength endures



thesis: strength endures voids and emptiness.
strength constructs no homes (antithesis:

if your house leaks then on swollen days
in sullen seasons there is no home for you)

there is endless repetitious women’s strength
enduring endlessly there is this paradox:
strength is the void endured and consequently

synthesis: enter everybody’s anti-hero cross-eyed,
sees crossed eyes cross-eyed but looking in his eyes
sees straight, sees sick, sees something monstrous
something insect, sees this philosophic frippery:
that is sees man

endures in his mirror that is self-doubt,
his left arm being his right arm
his left eye sees his right eye
and no eye sees his nose right.

synthesis: enter my nigga the hero’s fists blazing
won’t put up with that mirror is laughing
smashing his left hand smashing his right hand
check thy wrath–

enter the dumb smile of blissful blindness or
dumb sadness belting down a drink
enter an angel’s colorful rags and bells
enter a man in colorful sights and smells
enter blonde beauty dragging a bulging jock.

there is the entrance where they enter through
the black hole with crescent thin edges
the animal den the fish smell the ocean motion
there is women’s strength endures the stretch
the forty-eight hours of warm pain
two hours of sharp pain around midnight
last sight the tippy-toppy veins of its head
bled and blood and body and push push Push–

and the tide goes out,
enter sleep.
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Submitted by Robert Ronnow on March 25, 2023

Modified on March 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA XB XXX XXACX DXXE FFXX CXGGX BXXXXEXX DX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,436
Words 254
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 3, 5, 4, 4, 5, 8, 2

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  • dougb.19255
    All over the place. Did not get the cross-eyed part. Appreciated fine stuff about black man, about mirrored perception, about woman’ s greater and enduring strengths. Comforting those in pain longtime; giving birth, being often marginalized…Wayne Blair. email. deedub51@gmail.com 
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