April is National Poetry Month. I’m celebrating with Writer’s Digest’s Poem a Day Challenge. Today’s theme is things-not-as-they-appear.

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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


Beware of figures of speech

they’re keeping an eye on







About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Love the interplay between words, definitions, real objects and fantasy!

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