Tagged: syllables

even after all

(for mom)

even after all
these years, you still have the right
combination of

words, just enough syllables
to lighten every burden
.
20200510:2332
y

between hungry and

just beneath drama

just beneath drama
lie layers of understanding
and misunderstanding.
their syllables rub
against one
another, try to
create new sounds,
conjure meanings
.
20161130:0804
y

i want to break it

i want to break it
to you slowly so that each
syllable lingers,
sinks in. i want to
break it to you
quickly so that the
speed of the words whips
up a centripetal force,
spinning away. i want
to break it to
you gently so that
there is no more
fear, only trust –
the known knowns
.
20161111:0051
y

here and there, words hide

here and there, words hide
other words, tuck them away
between the folds of
syllables, knowing that
there will be days when
we will need shelter
from each other
.
20161027:0810
y

there’s a knot in the

there’s a knot in the
back, under my right shoulder,
about the size of

a tanka, waiting for you to
break down into syllables
.
20150315:1255
y

piling cookies – five,

and all of a

and all of a
sudden, we are
traveling the wires
together, our voices
tangled with joy
and longing,
syllables bumping
in the night
.
20121224:1545
y

let us consider

“See, there is no need to stuff it with more syllables…” – Alexey Andreyev

let us consider
button mushroom caps, cheese…
see, there is no need
.
20100612:1811
y