Tagged: speech

let’s break it to each

let’s break it to each
other slowly, iron out
each letter before
casting them into
words, meaning –
we might, just
might, catch ourselves
from spilling
.
20161001:2140
y

let’s agree not to

words are meant

words are meant
to be kept
on spice racks,
to be used
sparingly, and only
to elevate the flavor
.
20140913:0058
y

i am holding my

in this day or two of

in this day or two of
heavy winds, our eyes
are on the horizon, while
someone ties us
down to legislation,
acronyms, and words
like infringement,
theft, prosperity,
entrepreneurship.
innovation flexes
her arm and throws
a curve ball
.
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y

in between what we

in between what we
say and do not
say, there are weighty
ellipses nearly
bursting underneath
all that
composure
,
and flourishing
commas ready to carve
into each ripened
pause. and still,
we pretend that
we have little
to do with the
delivery – we merely
bend the branches
and allow each other
to pick the fruits
.
20100909:2331
y

i have, in essence,

i have, in essence,
put our conversation
on hold, folded the
zigzagging
sentences into a proper
accordion. in your
commanding way, you
are still pushing
the buttons, but
all i am hearing is the
timbre, the pitching
of your arresting voice
.
20100703:1514
y

20080327

for the last eight years
our leaders have refused
to give a real speech –
to address issues without choking
on unmentionables
and waxing sentiments
in only one
obstinate direction –
lately
waking up to hope
is like realizing
that we have allowed this
dumbing down
of ourselves
for much too long
.
20080327:1537
y