Said the first: “Another poem on that?”
“Yes, because that’s where I’m at,”
Came the second’s reply.
“What will you say differently this try?
Perhaps a search is in order,
To avoid the border
‘Tween repetition and insanity?
Or will that hurt your vanity?”
The second obliged,
Conducted a search:
“Task”, the query supplied.
The results the idea besmirched.
Said the second: “To you I tip my hat,”
And gave the first a pat.
“The repetition would be neither sly,
Nor very wry.
It would turn the ardor
To bland horror.”
Argued the first: “You make a center of gravity
From that which is triviality.”
“Yes, yes,” the second cried,
“And you’ve thrown me from my perch!”
Then, letting his hyperbole subside,
A new thought train moved forward with a lurch.
©2015 H.K. Longmore