Free Verse – Diligence – Marcy Erb

Perseverance Game

Are you talking about ripples on the river
or a bolt of lightning felling a tree?

I would were I defining perturbations.

Ah, then you are suggesting we draw animals
in dapper suits or ask for the old man in the moon?

Those are personifications, my friend.

Then the word makes me think of melting clocks
in a baking landscape!

That is persistence (of memory, perhaps?)

Well, I don’t know what you mean
I give up this guessing game!

~Marcy Erb of Illustrated Poetry

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