An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Speak to Me Sunday: words


i like words that
mean what they sound 
bamboozle, flummox, festoon
or sound what they mean 
chattanooga choo choo.

sometimes words
mean something mean 
devious, diabolical, machiavellian
or invoke a dream 
quixotic, visionary, idyllic.

you can laugh
at words that are funny 
cattywampus, discombobulate, wonky
or words that are funny to say 
worcestershire, hullabaloo, flibbertigibbet

there are words
for letting go 
ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting
or others for holding tight
grasp, clench, embrace.

some words
inspire change 
adventure, creativity, curiosity
or provide anchor 
gratitude, contentment, peace.

mostly though
i like words 
spoken and written
or, neither spoken nor written
but understood.

*from the files of very bad poetry by bia



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