vs.-ing (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

vs. –ing

. . . contentiously just measuring each other
putting one up against another
and we’re doing this so it’s seeming
and sounding just like we’re grounding
in this gripping crippling oppositioning
here crawling serpentining all around
on down in our bellies up under the neath
a subtling nourishing addicting bequeathing
of nat-u-ral born contrasting-ings
breeding lethal social conflictionings
slithering on and dastardly flaunting
drowning us all in our ratiocinating
in this ra-ti-o-ci-na-tion-ning foam
see how short’s exposing tall
as large does so for small
and nothing next to all
up’s requiring a down
as here does all around
good and bad and glad and sad
needing one another just to be had
like weak and strong so fear be grown
contentiously all we’re doing
is here just measuring each other
by putting one up against another
and we’re doing this so it’s seeming
and sounding just like we’re grounding
in this gripping crippling oppositioning
serpentining in here sprawling all around
swirling down on around and around
on down in our bellies all up under the neath
a subtling nourishing addicting bequeathing
of nat-u-ral born contrasting-ings
breeding lethal social conflictionings
slithering on and dastardly flaunting
drowning us all in our ratiocinating
in this ra-ti-o-ci-na-tion-ning foam

Copyright © 2017 Asili Ya Nadhiri

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