Arguing Just For Arguments Sake

Arguing Just For Arguments Sake

My grandmother had

the sacred heart portrait

above her bed.

It never raised the dead

of my grandfather,

nor my grandparents’ first born,

but better the devil you know

than the devil you don’t,

and the endless banter continued 

throughout the years,

as she demanded the return of what was hers, 

and He insisted

on keeping possession 

of what was His.

I strongly suspect

that this debate was resolved 

when she took her last breath.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler believes poetry has the potential to add to the beauty of the world. Her self-published poetry collections include “Big Questions, Little Sleep,”  and “Lost and Found,”  “The Sea’s Secret Song,” and “Pairings,” a hybrid ebook of short fiction and poetry have been published through Soma Publishing. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at


  1. A chilling piece that truly grips on the frailty of mortality and the question of the immortal soul.

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