Shadow Boxing

gargle158Link is here.


Did we once spar over stars?
You, swearing allegiance with Orion
in all his belted glory; me,
counting the constellations in your smile.

You taught me everything I know
about roshambo, spades,
and the art of origami.

……………………I fold.
……………………………………..You win.


Gargleblaster #158 answers the question:

“Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?”


This one won a Top Row Seven spot!


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22 Responses to Shadow Boxing

  1. atrm61 says:

    This is simply awesome!Loved,” me,counting the constellations in your smile.”
    And,of course the last two lines are superb-succinct and emphatic 🙂

  2. Marcy says:

    Lovely–Great ending with “I fold.”

  3. paulmclem says:

    Don’t totally get it, but I like it 🙂

  4. mridubala says:

    Liked the usage “constellations in your smile” 🙂

  5. AZ Gringa says:

    Lovely word play. I very much enjoyed this. 🙂

  6. jannatwrites says:

    I like the last two lines and the different meanings of fold (fold origami vs. throwing in the towel.)

  7. saroful says:

    So many layers, so few words….

  8. Sue says:

    I didn’t enter this week – couldn’t think – I like this – is different and the last line perfect. Actually my last entry on this blog though not for this is a gargleblaster lol

  9. Kir Piccini says:

    when opposites attract.
    Your word play was so poetic and romantic it caught my breath.

    what a way to lose. 😉

  10. I love all of the layers and nuances of this piece.

  11. theinnerzone says:

    Layers of winning and losing, like skin in between smiles and stars! Great take, De!

  12. Madhura says:

    This is simply breathtaking. Beautiful word play, I love it so much!

  13. I agree with all of the above, except I do think I get it! “constellations in your smile” being an excellent image. The title, too, is excellent.

  14. gennaclaire says:

    Love this! “I fold. You Win.” Just perfection.

  15. habibadanyal says:

    one word for your 42. exquisite.

  16. That first line- fantastic! This whole, piece, how it tied in one thing after the other, particularly at the very end, going from cards to origami to the fold. Absolutely love this piece!

  17. djmatticus says:

    Hooray for a bit silliness.

  18. TheJackB says:

    The ending kills it, just outstanding.

  19. jimmie g says:

    I dig “I fold” right after mentioning origami. Nice word play.

  20. Kay says:

    I really enjoyed reading this one! Wonderful flow, and thought-provoking word play.

  21. whimsygizmo says:

    Thank you all, so much.

  22. jenbrunett says:

    Aw totally cool. I love it. Two world’s colliding.

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