Saturday, January 22, 2011

243. Plastic Words

Not as
essence
without
purity

a layer
of word
& a layer
of plastic

It is a
plastic
word &
world
where
we speak
what we
cannot
know or
hope to
make into
know

Essence
of a letter
read as a
road or
read as a
series of
words
made up
out of
letters

Purity
as the
sense
of the
word
as the
essence
of itself

Sense
as the
idea that
a word
could hold
within
its body
even the
vague
outlines
of a
thought

Thought
as a
thing that
a word
could hold
in one form
and that
image could
hold in
another

Word as
a plastic
thing
made for
playing
& twisting
out of
shape

Word as
a thing
written
into shape
and shaped
into thought
and sent
through the
mails to
be found in
another home

as if a surprise
even if not.

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