This set could be extended in imitation of Erasmus’s De Copia. But it’s power comes from its limited triplicate form and the tactical placement of line breaks.
Love the person not the police report.
The wrists not the weapon, the grievers
not the tears.
The metonymy of “wrists” adds to the sensation of compression — a poetic grenade about to go off.
Priscilla Uppal “Try Not to Romanticize” in Live Courage.
And so for day 2223