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Like Chalk and Cheese

Girl on Sofa

I told you we were like Chalk and Cheese,
Togetherness would be a mess.
You looked at me and smiled,
But you didn’t say anything.

I asked you if you knew what I was saying.
You said you did.
I was upset you weren’t upset.
Difference drives people apart!

Suddenly you got up, pointed at me, and said,
“You are the Chalk, and I am the Cheese.
Different as we may be,
Are we not often put together?

“People talk of Chalk and Cheese in the same
Breath when talking about difference:
That very difference —
It makes us as one.”

Categories: Poems

Donn Lee

I love to read and write. Professionally, data science, technology, and sales ops are my thing. In my non-professional life, I aspire quite simply to be a good person, and encourage others to do the same. For those who care, I test as INFJ in the MBTI.

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