I wrote this poem awhile ago, but today I learned something new about it.
I learned that this poem is very similar to a haiku, in that, it uses the juxtaposition of two short, halting thoughts to convey its meaning.
For this piece, I use the phrases "Expiration fated, fuel limited" and "Possibilities limitless, sum infinite" as my volta (rhetorical pivot points). These phrases could loosely be interpreted as my kireji -words that mark the contrasting themes in traditional haikus.
The laws of natural order require
An exchange of equal parts.
Flint collides with steel
The result: A few sparks
Sparks ignite a flame
That flame begins to wane
Expiration fated, fuel limited
But one act in our mortal world defies
Most laws of logic known
A human mind thinks up a thought
And works to make it shown
The showing becomes the Arts
But the Arts surpass their parts
Possibilities limitless, sum infinite