"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, April 15, 2016


Some things are made to be in pairs. Cleaning out a basement,
I found flattened under a box of books one ancient shoe,
the leather cracked, the laces gone. Without thinking
I looked around for the other one before I caught myself.
Silly brain, trying to match up useless junk,
trying to make sense of uneasy aloneness.

~ Tamary Shoemaker
(From a prompt at NaPoWriMo to write a poem with the idea of doubles.)

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