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the time frame for the poems about zoey, samuel, amos, hattie and the little ones is post-american civil war (1861-1865)

on the other side of travail


zoey and samuel 

are like . . . 


which is why i don't do similes


they are like nothing else   as are we all

but they like each other


that is apparent


just as hattie and amos like each other

but this is young love


if love is what it




though   not that young   young

only in comparison to old


old for their age   mature


having seen and been through travail



young enough to be frisky


frisky as a pair of nesting phoebes

there it is   a simile   


they are like birds in spring






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Written on 2021-05-02 at 14:18

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Hans Bump The PoetBay support member heart!
Love the imaginative structure

Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Interesting to see how the poem begins with a certain difficulty in coming up with the right simile and ends with a beautiful one: "they are like birds in spring." The poem is both a narrative delight as well as a self-referential metapoetry. Beautiful!