Illuminating Irony

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Re-enacted religiously since that night,
Remembering with sensual clarity the first time:
Crystal chandelier ascending; upward, inward,
slowly but seemingly inexorably,
Stunningly skyward.

Grand Tier light extinguished
As smaller orbs, in spoke-like formation
Follow, like ducklings waddling after mama mallard.
Lights go down when lights go up:
Irony, simplicity, harmony

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Trifect Writing Challenge:

LIGHT (noun)
1a : something that makes vision possible
b : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors
c : electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; specifically : such radiation that is visible to the human eye
2a : daylight
b : dawn
3: a source of light: as
a : a celestial body
b : candle
c : an electric light

10 thoughts on “Illuminating Irony

    1. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

      Funny, I googled it too, because I was trying to find a more poetic word for a mama duck and discovered that there are female mallards. Being an NCIS fan (Dr. Mallard, aka Ducky)I had to go with mama mallard. Thanks for checking and for commenting.

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