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Day of Odd Days

by James Zealy

On a day of odd days
When impressions
Misguide sensory perception

We on happenstance
Found surprises in sensitivity
Whose attributes have no gender

From that intriguing beginning
Began a discourse of us
Alike and unlike

Views agreed to disagree
Challenging debates
Pugnacious defenses

Passionate waves of words
Intellectual coalesce
And intimate congruence

Create a sense of understanding
And denial all at once
Of what is true

Four simple letters, L O V E
Have entered despite our intent
And I for one am glad it did

Those simple letters evoke fear
Transmit terror
Encapsulate panic

Except when it is understood
And for once I do
At last I do


Posted on 08/01/2009
Copyright © 2021 James Zealy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 08/01/09 at 09:31 AM

I remember that odd day. Love that is understood and not mistreated, is the best gift of all- a gift I cherish, Kee.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 08/01/09 at 04:03 PM

This is great, James!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/09/09 at 05:03 PM

Excellent linguistics...poetics James. A fun read despite its serious subject.

Posted by Lori Blair on 10/12/11 at 10:21 PM

Superb work! I truly enjoyed this and just so soul touching!

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