The Flip

This week’s Poetics Challenge at d’Verse Poets asks us to take a poem (one of our own or one by someone else) and “flip it”, creating its opposite. Check out this video below for a brilliant excursion into the technique.

I chose one of my own. I didn’t work so hard at flipping the language, concentrating on concept instead. I chose: “…some sort of gun.”

Originally Published at:
Night Terrors and Daymares / Vol 1 (Print /PDF Anthology) June 2018
–Previously published: See Into The Dark (Print Anthology) May 2016

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“…some sort of gun”

I’d like to think
I might have found more to say
had it been me lying there
……………instead of him.

The “flipped” version:

Empty Promises

I looked up at him.
I could see tears in his eyes.
His lips were moving
……….but he was still holding his gun.

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Huge thanks to Lisa for hosting us at d’Verse with such an interesting challenge
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D’Verse Poets
Tuesday Poetics
~ Flipped Meanings ~
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