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The Threeness of Things.

by Eli Skipp

i believe in conscious order,
the consistency of guns,
and the threeness of things.
That is, colors


I believe in saks fifth avenue,
a fear of the unknown,
and the threeness of things.
That is, concerts


i suppose in the threeness, it is only natural.
maybe even necessary. who knows.
because there is always
and you
and her


and you
and him

there is the beauty in a sort of obsessive-compulsive ordering,
the way this works.
I suppose it's only natural.

This opposite entity,
This threeness,
It could be me. And extra shadow.

but i suppose

i believe in loyalty,
and fidelity,
and the threeness of things.


Author's Note: Thanks to Paganini Jones for this topic!

Posted on 03/29/2006
Copyright © 2022 Eli Skipp

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 03/30/06 at 01:15 AM

(1) compelling with a sense of sadness looming in the horizon (2) thought provoking (3) very poetic зазаз

Posted by Paganini Jones on 07/11/07 at 12:06 PM

What fun to find his! I have no memory of proposingthis topic but the phrase is certainly one I use :) I very much like how you have worked the idea through the poem. Very satisfying.

Posted by V. Blake on 02/03/10 at 10:14 PM

I've been browsing random member favorites, and I figured I would leave my gratitude to you for the poem, and to whomever added this before me, for helping to bring it to my attention. :)

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