#Micropoetry Monday: Opposites

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He was a team player,
who enjoyed watching
a bunch of men
running around with numbers
on their backs,
throwing what looked like a
misshapen Hostess cupcake
through the air.
She was a team of 1,
who wrote & edited
her own stories,
for there wasn’t always
someone there
to read them.
And to keep the peace,
he agreed to never make her watch,
while she agreed to never make him read.

He was a purveyor of magic tricks,
she, of magic treats.
When they crossed one another’s paths
at a Halloween party
like a pair of black cats,
they became unlucky in love,
for she found out that his tricks
were nothing but an illusion,
& he,
that her treats were flavor-enhanced with MSG.

He loved secular holiday tunes,
she, spiritual Christmas carols,
for she saw Christmas as a holy day,
& he, a holiday.
For him,
the lists were naughty & nice,
based on words & deeds;
for her,
the lists were Heaven or Hell,
based on belief.
Even though they would forever
disagree on everything else,
they could agree that
whatever the reason
for the season,
kindness should be
the universal code of conduct.

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Poem-a-Day April 2018 Writer’s Digest Challenge #10. Theme: Deal or No Deal

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Let’s Make a Deal

When Miss Bookbinder & Mr. Allstar got married,
they made a gentleman’s agreement:
She would never have to go to a football game with him
& he would never have to go to a poetry reading with her.
However, the joke was on her
because poetry readings were elsewhere & commercial-free,
while the fuss over the pigskin could be piped in,
& run into overtime from numerous pauses & replays.

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