Diversity in the Simultaneity
a response to Christopher Marlowe
It lies within our power to love or hate,
for will in us is not overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long or short
ere the course ends or begins.
We wish that one should lose, while
the other wins.
And one, especially, do we affect.
Appearing to be the same, they are
not both ingots--but quite unlike in
For reasons each man knows, buried
in the unconsciousness avoidance's
denial, and not suffice.
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Both are deliberate choices: love is like the
day, and hate is like the night.
There is great diversity in the simultaneity.
We choose to love or hate--but do not act,
necessarily, upon first sight.
copyright LEN BOURRET