Stepmother Tongue

I no longer speak
My native tongue.
She feels foreign
Like a steroid growth
Ever sprouting empty plosives
And vowels uncommitted.

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armour-clad kiss

With each ‘no’ an untried language drowns
in hope’s backwater
where
there is neither leader or led
there is no.
one.

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body language

the mayor of the West Side struts
attempting
through attitude & posture
to deny the weight
upon his shoulders

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just the basics

voices penetrate from a nearby room
chatter in an unknown language
reducing communication to
inflection and audible emotion

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ZERRO

an errant
r changes
negation

to infinity
removes
n in never

a range of
limitless
serendipities

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(PLEASE SLICE)

please slice
your words
carefully

before you
look at me
blend into

something
that might
nourish on

this cold
overcast
morning

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(LOVE OF WORDS)

love of words
not
just their youness

their
caress on cheek
sound

to ear touch
look
i may never

feel
but alone in you
live

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