words are what

words are what
we shout in joy
hold back in hurt
whisper in ears
slyly slip in jest
formulate
and
— — are
— — —  gone
grasp
the tail end
of a truth
catch and share
a moment with
almost forever

words are what
we utter in love
spit out in bitterness
tingling on the skin
snatch
— — — out of a
breath
between a laugh

living in a
universe
— — — v a s t
as 26 letters
shaped by
and shaping
us

From earlier verses/1970s verses

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2 Responses to words are what

  1. Ian Malcolm says:

    Well put!

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