What kind of obscure analysis Implies What instantaneous retraction Denies Although I still believe The illuminated illustration Stands fast ... in resolute conviction That poets can be and often are... ... word butchers!
And then... In... That hyper Inflated Monumental moment of Silence You can hear the discourse Running rampant through The metaphorically impaled Dignity... As it swallows In hardchecking defense Restraining those words Rising up... in roiling need to avenge This appalling offense
Screaming eyes burning holes And every single letter as it streams past Resolved To the abrogated With a sudden conviction That None Shall be absolved Not a single a or double m Whit or whim
Simply waiting with war raging Beneath this thin veneer Of social mores and polite adherence The smiling face and the calm appearance Of an understanding listener
Knowing and aware Of the growing Self-affirming Sense of indignation That's such effrontery as to call Any poet Even if it is themself That they spoke of Just 30 seconds ago And now winding up and winding down Any point have this interdiction
Sudden ponderous silence echoeing with a question mark laden intensity of the guantlets swing...... how can you call yourself a word butcher and be any kind of... of... of... A poet?
With quizzical eyes. and mild surprise My face pops forward and up To gaze upon the springboard Of this questioning ... ... but obviously sincere Learned yet learning... lover of words So leaning in close And then in whispered tones Whispered in conspiratorial antipathy Because I treat them gently I weigh them Fair I carve just enough excess to leave them with value I wrap them in clean white parchment and tie them up with pride .... ....then pass them over to be ...unwrapped savored and enjoyed by...... I hope a recipient who enjoys what was related Then With all the luck in the world ends up sated... by the words and the thoughts That I had created
Then watching them walk away the army disbanded and the war horses went calm while the learned yet learning lover of words..... couldn't think of a single word to say.