Friday, December 13, 2013

untouchable

There is more than one
meaning. You say “literally”
and mean “figuratively.”

There is a realm outside of our own.
A separate plane of existence where
words slide and shift, blue is an emotion,
blue is a color, Blue is a record,

Somewhere there is a woman with
splinters in her fingers. She makes the meanings,
takes the words and stretches them,
washes them,
duplicates them once,
twice,
three times.

There is no word in English
that can describe the way that an artist
loves his painting,
or the way that a mother loves her child.

Describe yourself in one word. Loquacious,
trustworthy, fun, shy, glamorous, a-tea-drinker,
quirky because you take one word and make it three,
untouchable. Less-than, voiceless,
unimportant, marginalized, more-than-a-hierarchy,

more-than-words.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite things i've ever read <3

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