Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Birth of Dead Words
She writes, thinking that beneath the paper
she might find something tangible.
The tremor of her pen
shakes the page.
It looks alive,
but the words will either breathe
or they won't...
their lifespan having less to do with birth
Some words are so hard to live.
They wear down the epidermis
until she is all nerves.
Her words flutter wildly about the page
attempting to gasp...
to do something audible...
the buried alive, vying for notice.
I am here I am here
(No, I'm not sure what I'm saying here. The first two lines came piggy-backed on the last poem I wrote. That was a week ago. I saw them in my journal and started typing them in here. They added on to themselves, having something to say. We can speak truth, but it has a short life unless we live it out. Difficult though. Living it, we'll find it truer, or less. In just thinking...we are never really sure.)