Uptown vs downtown. Borrowers vs thieves. Metaphysical poets vs poets who don’t believe.
20th-century poets vs those from the 21st. Poets who are drinking vs those with the terrible thirst.
Poets funded by oil vs poets funded by wheat. Fish vs lumber. Limestone vs peat. Slam vs dub vs found vs tone.
Bird vs moon. Skin vs bone. The left-handed poets vs the right. Day vs day. Night vs night.
Poets who type vs those who erase. Capitals vs the lower case. X vs Y. Brain vs heart. Academia vs art.
Deep as the ocean, old as the stars, mysterious, eloquent poetry wars.