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The Best of Two Minds

Recently, ILA Magazine offered a "Word of the Week" Prompt Challenge with a catch. Rather than posting the words, we kept "scrambled" (definitions were included but not aside the words). The Words given were ennui, milieu, nonchalant and facile. The requirement for poets to write a poem using all four of the words, and from the entries, we chose two. "A WASTED LIFE" My milieu at best,
Defined my manner true,
Nonchalant I became,
And it only grew,
Soon to languish in ennui,
Before I knew,
My victories facile,
Merely a diminished life
In my view!

© Prakash Nagarajan
India Amidst the milieu of snow
she glides with facile sweep
verging on nonchalant grace
and she relieves me,
her spectator by chance,
of ennui as does
a morning song.

© Loreta C. Bande

The Best of Two Minds
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