C Richard Miles


Two Contrasting Girls


They stand together, there, before my eyes
Two would-be sirens of contrasting size,
Each in their own bizarre, unique attire:
One round and stout, one slim as a wire;
One sports white combats and a top with stripes,
The other, black on top, above stripy tights;
Black and white both, but in different places,
Such a picture, these contrasting faces,
Caricatures, like a bad photograph
In negative, almost made me laugh.
But would they display the same duality
If I delved deeper into each personality?

Submitted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Edited: Friday, February 13, 2009

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