For some time now
I have dreamed of words that do not exist
rather than words that exist.
The words that are quickly assimilated
into the family members are not the words; his words
do not come to resemble something
do not come to explain something.
As the range of these words
did not strike me readily,
I had to be silent like a mute for many days.
Sometimes, I banged on the wall again and again.
Even today I am searching for these words
and wandering like a starving ghost.
Somewhere on a street corner,
the words may swallow my body.
I may have to vomit those words up
as a quite different life.
The words might vomit up the bones,
and say, “It’s a word.”
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