8.11.2012

all these words are tainted

all these words are tainted

my infinite regard & respect
unyielding joy
trust

words beginning with "l"
even "lachrymose"
are past their due dates
or first application

what is sweet
sweetness, what is a sweetpea
when the drop next to the heart
has gone abandoned

touch, sigh
apparently the urge is to language
why

I "understand"
really "get it" but I guess never really will
again

the way you do that thing
beautiful swimmer
I'm sorry I mouthed an "l" word,
that was habit on my part, sheer laziness, ack, I can't stop

I didn't mean "overpowering lust"
oh, yeah, I did mean that

I want to tell you I can't talk anymore, yet I must
I want to speak with you every evening, but now the conversation's stopped
I want to draw letters on your limbs with my fingers,
and you would never let me
I want my tougue to express what I can't say, couldn't, wasn't allowed to



8.06.2012

Acknowledged


Acknowledged


Dr. Marie Edel has served throughout.

Miss Carolyn Jakeman, Katharine Pantzer, Berte Shaw, and Dr. Jeanne Newline – unfailing kindness.

Miss Eva Faye Benton, my special thanks.

Finally, my wife, who read aloud to me the complete text (including punctuation marks).