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Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #2073521
Winter cup
Prompt for: Jan 29, 2016 (Fyn)
Subject or Theme: Light and Dark...
Word(s) to Include: intrinsic (or any derivatives of these words)
Forbidden Word(s): light, dark, candle, flame, dead, death .(or any derivatives, compound or hyphenations of these words)
Additional Parameters: Must be at least 20 lines. .No rhyming.. Remember, do not use forbidden words ANYWHERE, including title or title or the brief description.


Stasis

Photographic negative:
opposing viewpoints.
One obliterates the other;
the other smothers unforgivingly.
Each intrinsic to the other;
a symbiotic relationship.

An exploitation of shutter flash
exposes, defines, sharpens
refractions bounced off lens
to paper.

Stark: dance of shadow
as perspectives shift.
Without the white beam,
the iridescent glow,
there is nothing:
an absence of life
for it is swallowed
in unyielding murk:
the bottomless oubliette
suffocates spark, extinguishes
both question and answer.

Tone, variance cannot
be manipulated
without illumination.
Captured moment
underexposed,
overexposes fears.

Balance in all things
brings life into focus.
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