When Left Simple And Direct

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

When left simple,
And direct...
It is more effective,
If it is known what it is one expects.
Without attempting to describe,
An abstract Picasso portrait.

An understanding to comprehend,
With a power that reflects...
A meaningfulness less complex,
In establishing a one on one relationship.
And has a high degree of believability,
When left to be as simple as simple can get.
Will return to one a benefit.

The acceptance of what is achieved,
Although basic...
Is best for one not to attempt to impress,
If one wishes not to overhear...
Another one desires to get close and near,
Request for an interpreter.
When all one wishes is a romantic interlude.

'I hope one day to be perceived,
As the Picasso of Poetry.'

~That's nice.~

'But...
I only want you to know,
The meaning behind my abstractions.'

~And that's why you asked me here,
To address your abstractions? ~

'No.
But I am distracted by yours.'

~What on Earth,
Are you talking about? ~

'The art of it.'

~The art of what? ~

'Poetic adjustments.'

~Don't bother turning off the lights.
Explain to me what you mean.~

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