Poetry Month: Things Not As They Appear

April is National Poetry Month. I’m celebrating with Writer’s Digest’s Poem a Day Challenge. I’m sharing a few of my favorites. This poem is from the sixth, and the theme is things-not-as-they-appear.

poetry month  yellow

Camouflage

Be wary of figures of speech

they aren’t what they seem

Metaphors lurk

in murky swamps of text

a moss covered log

that with a snap

is revealed as an alligator

Similes are less bold

like a horse with a plastic horn

that knows it isn’t a unicorn

but would like to pretend

otherwise

Beware of figures of speech

they’re keeping an eye on

you

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