Shawn L. Bird

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poem-choices February 10, 2018

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:20 pm
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You’re right,

of course.

The girl’s got skills.

She works a room with flare,

engages crowds confidently.

You want her in your corner,

unless of course,

she reveals your inadequacies,

tramples your manly ideas,

and overwhelms.

The public thinks she’s wonderful.

The contrast between you

crackles.  Can you let her go?

Or should you hold her close?



A poem for a character, as I’m working on Lydia Mode today.  Lydia the artist is too capable by half.  Poor Dustin.  She is not making his world easy.




2 Responses to “poem-choices”

  1. Hold your enemies closer. What about “frenemies”?

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