Just Words, You Know

Words delight
and hurt as well,
They tell us who we are
and who we want others
to be,
My words, carefully said
long thought out about
not minced, nor swallowed
like my pride tends to be,
Words between you and I
hidden thoughts, longings
unsaid feelings, captured moments
Just words, you know
defining you and I…

Nuts

My girlfriend was not one
for many words
she felt that one word
could sum things up
one small thought
one idea,
one

“Nuts!” Was the word of the day
“Hazel, Wal, or Pea?”
I thought, I was getting better
communicating on her terms?
“Nuts”, she repeated, and pointed at me

I was confused,
Almonds were nuts, but not by name
Pecans as well,

I racked my brain,
“Pea”, you know, but nothing helped
Roasted, salted, honey-covered?

She only got red, one word, in her face
“You”, she said pointing at me
“Yes, I know who I am”, I said trying to
help her difficulty with the concept that
is me,

She seemed at a loss
for words that is, plural, more than one
this was the true test of our relationship

I had actually waited for one or two
carefully placed words, like “sex”, small word,
larger than life meaning, not always available
largely overrated, often confusing,

She might have waited for 3 words, 3 comprising a short
sentence, vigorously used, sung about, written about,
misused often in order to gain, the word in the previous
paragraph,

She seemed confused as well,
I realized that we needed to take this subject
standing up, instead of lying down
which seemed to help her mind work better
while mine worked worse,

Too many words between us
will not a good relationship make,

Nuts? Whatever she meant with that…….

Words are Power

Words,

understanding,

the world

love

life

language

her feelings about me

anger

despair

hoping

the world, understanding

me

my longing

jealousy

lust

desire

wonderment

passion

enticement

approaching her level,

of consciousness

dreaming

wishing

imagining

our words, entwine

breathing

loving

gasping for air, the last breath

the last distance

reached

her words, my words

our words, together

as one,

words are power

powerful

words

 

Like love….