When The Words Lose Their Jest

Dry as a bone they are honed and hung over salted sea.

They quiver, strung tight and proud before they dispatch to a new world.

Liquid wit streams from their pores and smiles upon smiles are brave to meet them: this merry dance is the new everything.

Shuttered windows show their worth in barring sensible lines of linguistics that demand brevity in both bulk and sense.

We are wiser than this.

These barbed licks of tongues, split and lapping, reside in cells where walls are salivated to a sheen.

Let them maintain a vulgar, menial gratification.

Silent winds leave the golden trees without a chiming beauty; there is no sounding-board for the rabid when the windows reflect only ashen grey.

2 thoughts on “When The Words Lose Their Jest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s