Poetry: Chewing On Words
dogtrax, Kevin's Meandering Mind, Jul 30, 2020
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within…. Alfred Lord Tennyson flickr photo by Nick Kenrick.. shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license I wrote this poem for the #ds106 Daily Create, which asked about unusual food combinations, and I went with words instead … Chewing on words a poem’s rough edges […]

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.... Alfred Lord Tennyson
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within…. Alfred Lord Tennyson flickr photo by Nick Kenrick.. shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

I wrote this poem for the #ds106 Daily Create, which asked about unusual food combinations, and I went with words instead …

Chewing on words

a poem’s rough edges
cuts the tongue, barbed
irony abounds, jagged with
reminders to go slow or
pay the price

the script informs
how one must speak the words
dense, disturbed, distant,
a mixed emotional concoction
of removal

this prose tastes abandoned,
a story from one age eaten
more than morsel, if one cuts
the edges off to find the center
often hidden

Swallowing these lines

Peace (and poems),
Kevin