The Other Half

It’s open link night over at the dVerse Poets Pub. I decided to create another nonet using a line from Postscript by Seamus Heany: One side is wild with foam and glitter .

One side is wild with foam and glitter —

kaleidoscope of dancing snow.

Conversely, its other half,

a cacophony of

apathy in gray.

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Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

12 thoughts

  1. Wow, this is incredible, Susan. I love the complexity of this piece, and you entwined the line from the poem well into your own. It fits like a glove, as they say. Beautifully penned. ❤

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