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Contenders

by Nancy Clark
Behind this furrowed brow
Yes and No sweat and bleed together,
Contending,
Maneuvering
On a court of unreason,
Covered with loud light.

No may surge, strong and sure,
But close, unvanquished,
Yes pulses, with a winning smile.

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