Yin and Yang
© 2014 Vernon Miles Kerr
As do the black and white
Of the old Asian dichotomy,
The antipodes of Human Nature
Revolve in nauseating monotony:
Sumos exchanging brooding stares before the lunge.
The meth-addicted darkness
Rolls its empty sockets at the creative surge of the symphony;
The holocausts sidle up to the the martyrs;
An alleyway’s sodden sour garbage
Rubs against the flash of insight from a Dickinson poem;
The black tear of mourning
swirls against the white tear of joy.
Not that white could ever subsume black,
Or that both meld into dishwater gray…
But would that the black become ever grayer
And the white stay white.