Balances

In life
one is always
balancing

like we juggle our mothers
against our fathers

or one teacher
against another
(only to balance our grade average)

3 grains of salt
to one ounce truth

our sweet black essence
or the funky honkies down the street

and lately i've begun wondering
if you're trying to tell me something

we used to talk all night
and do things alone together

and i've begun

(as a reaction to a feeling)
to balance
the pleasure of loneliness
against the pain
of loving you

by Nikki Giovanni

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Wow- - Balancing is so essential to life! ! A beautifully crafted poem- - - - - , In life one is always balancing like we juggle our mothers against our fathers or one teacher against another (only to balance our grade average) 3 grains of salt to one ounce truth ' We balance hot with cold, pleasure with pain, - - - - - - Life would have been topsy-turvy with out the act of balancing.
Beautifully crafted write about life. A food for thought.
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