Word to your Mother

 

We grow up
with words, slowly
attaching meaning
emotion, want,
need
have…have not
inimical and
indelible they
sink into skin,
absorb
into squishy
grey matter
eggs for
breakfast…why?
words tell us,
show us
what is right…
now
enough agree
then
a word means it
not
the other thing
but
it
only it
until it doesn’t
and that
changes, that
evolves while
fvccant
500 years ago
means fuck
today…or
was it fokken
or focka
they are words only
small signals in
long chains of neurons
chemical
reactions
associated with
a pattern
signifying
meaning
pointing to
only
and ever
words

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