Wednesday, September 16, 2009

White on White

When white on white is not,
what is?
When we reduce an argument,
or even just a friend,
to simple black and white --
what have we lost?
The very act of shining a light
will change the color of a room,
and then of course
it matters what light you shine.
Gentle inquiry
will never create
the darker shadows
harsh inquisition brings.

The eyes of love will see and hold
both dark and light,
cherishing each value,
and reveling in contrasting tonalities.
Shade your eyes, my love,
and sunbathe in my light.

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