Words

(1995 – rewritten    2017)

Words, words, words.

Written, spoken,

whispered, murmured, shouted,

modem, internet.

Ways to know each other.

Words engender words.

Grow like a vine around a thought.

Define its shape, explore, insinuate, envelop.

A word – an offshoot – of the word that came before.


But there was touch before the word.


snowflake

feather

wind and rain

cat reaching up a paw

to touch my cheek

insistant nuzzle of a dog


summer sun

winter chill


Yet without words

that touch remains in limbo

limited to it and me.

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