Peace in the house, A–Z
an incomplete guide

 

Average the
costs
contained in
conflicted—
me;

brave the
challenges
chanced by
characterizing as human—
them;

consider
another
analogy
announcing—
I

decide
altogether
all people could be,
altruistically—
we;

eviscerate
guilt
guile
grand schemes of—
us;

forget
everything
everyone
ever told—
you—

generically and
specifically this, a
species of
spelled out—
our

historically
transfigured
transfixed
transferred—
other,

(those)

ischemic
stories
stuttering to a
stop—
we

join
together
today not
tomorrow to change—
ourselves;

knowing
nothing,
no longer
noting—
I;

lingering
longingly
looking
lost—
we

make
connections
contacting
considerations, again—
we…

nested in:
not us,
not them,
nothing more than
seeing the tear

(in someone
else’s eye).

Opening
crying eyes
almost,
finding—
them;

possibly
possibility
potentiality
probability—
peace;

questions
forming
to know,
not to tear
down;

restoring
connections
lost
to fear;
then

saying
what comes
from hearts
broken
un-broken,

they
offer
a slice
something almost
broken open,

undulating
sweet tastes
of light
promising—
they;

view
us as
we view us
and we view
them

with
similar
intent
to build—
us;

xylophone
bell tones
singing
together—
we;

yearn
for this
peace
to be—
our;

(reality)

zeniths—
like lemon
and orange—
sweet and sour
all together.

—Michael Dickel ©2018


Abecedarian
Related to acrostic, a poem in which the first letter of each line or stanza follows sequentially through the alphabet.

The Poetry Foundation

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