consider for the moment metaphor
a metaphor is a substitution but the phrase “a
metaphor is a substitution” is in and of itself a metaphor
which seems to some significant and others irritating
like standing before a print of escher starting into a
crystal ball reflecting escher staring into a crystal ball and…
Phillip Stephens confronts his readers with difficult questions that challenge cultural constructs through artful turns-of-phrase. Such is the case with his poem, consider for the moment metaphor, a striking word play on the most timeless of literary devices.
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