Sunday, March 18, 2012 | By: Brianna

Lost Words

Lost Words (rough draft)
(January 8, 2012 from the Poem-A-Day Project)

Only words.
Just words.
Floating on air
currents kite-like
or flutter bug-like.
Only words
that sink stones
or bury thought.
Words that taste
like a summer day
when all the sprinklers
turn on but feel
like the torn up
soles of bare feet
that sprinted
on sidewalk.
Words that turn shadows
into monsters or worse.
Words that paint
with messy fingers,
pigment underneath
close-bitten nails.
Words with triple
definitions that tango
with antonyms
or hyphens.
Some words traipse
through trysts
and tiptoe around
tyrants but these
words loathe alliteration.
Best are the words
lost in plain sight.
The ones perched on
your bed post
wearing neon
or stripes.

Posted for Poetry Pantry #92 from Poets United.


Chèvrefeuille said...

Lovely. Wonderfully composed poem on words.

Ausdrucklos said...

They leave the reader in awe.
When crafted with such finesse!
Sundar it is called in Hindi
words like these.

Laura Maria said...

Indeed words can be plain (just words) but contain all the power in the world. Great piece and thanks for dropping by my blog earlier :)

Anonymous said...

oooooh! i love your words! wonderful!

Mary said...

The range of aspects on words you took up is amazing. Your poem is so well-written! I loved it as I love the variety of words and their powers.
Best, M.

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