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A Conversation

By Obsidian WordsPublished 29 days ago 1 min read
Runner-up in Dialogue Poetry Challenge
Photo by Shubham Dhage on Unsplash

“What do you search for?”

“Peace. You?”


“You can find one in the other.”

“You will find both in each other.”

“But which do you value more?”

“Neither, to me, one cannot exist without the other.”

“Fish to water?”

“No. Water would still be, even if the fish were not.”

“Then what?”

“More like, inhale to exhale.”

“Cause and effect.”

“Yes. The pull and push of the tide. One follows the other.”

“But peace can exist without vengeance.”

“Perhaps, if you have lived a life devoid of the unjust.”

“I have no enemies.”

“None that you can see.”

“Or name.”

“That does not make them non-existent.”

“But how do I exact revenge on a phantom, on the unknown?”

“By finding peace.”

“And have you?”

“Found peace?”

“Or retribution?”


“What's stopping you?”

“I face an enemy as determined as the vigilante I try to be.”



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Comments (7)

  • D.K. Shepardabout 12 hours ago

    Stunning closing lines! Congrats!

  • Wooohooooo congratulations on your win! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Cathy holmesa day ago

    Well done and congrats.

  • A true Platonic dialogue!

  • Trinity H13 days ago

    i love this because even though it reads like dialogue my brain has to go over every line and analyze to understand what’s being said which is the best part of poetry GOOD JOB

  • Andrea Corwin 13 days ago

    Oh, this is deep, insightful, true. Loved it!

  • Ian Read29 days ago

    Awesome work, dude! I love it.

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