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V-Day


JoelJosol
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Here comes Valentines

like a deadline,

and I've got nothing

to show for a result.

 

Unable to secure

a scarce resource,

a lover, for example,

it has all been a struggle.

 

I think I know

what's up for me come V-day-

a pink slip on my desk,

minus the chocolate and roses.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Not quite the Valentine you were hoping for! icon_eek.gif The metaphor seems to work both ways. First, the office and work represent the occasion. Then, it's the other way around.

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Thanks, rumisong and tony. Thanks for the observation, Tony. It's mutually reflexive metaphor :-)

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

JoelJosol wrote:

 

It's mutually reflexive metaphor :-)

- Definitely it is Joel.

I like the poem a lot.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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