monosyllabic

He looked at my mouth,
said “read me a poem.”
Wanted to watch me nail
together my syllables.

Lived twenty years, lived
nothing worth writing.
My tongue hung down
my throat like a gag.

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One thought on “monosyllabic

  1. David Reidy says:

    Nice!

    David A. Reidy, J.D., Ph.D. Professor, Philosophy Adjunct Professor, Political Science Distinguished Humanities Professor, College of Arts and Sciences University of Tennessee

    Like

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