Tag: Language

Maybe, Not Today

I ought to learn
another language
Maybe Hindi
or Indonesian
Farsi perhaps
Maybe I should commit
to learning
something
ANYTHING
beyond just survival
completely
Abandon my hermit lifestyle
Get out of this fucking house
Maybe
Perhaps
Probably not today

A Word Apart

I have an insatiable
fondness for the word
assuage
It flows from the tongue
like the gentle stroke
of a lover’s caring hand
Effortlessly
a whisper even
when spoken aloud
and its meaning
true to its
sound
We have few such sublime
words around
and I trust
this poem has
assuaged
any doubt
in your mind