Words Wafting

Words Wafting

We can be weary under the weight of words.  They shift in meaning from time to time. Many of us employ ‘sentence-fillers’ when tired or have a lot on our minds – “like… you know…maybe… kind of…”.  I do it myself. Some words vary in contexts.  For example, “hang” can be shorthand for “hang about, around or out”.  In another context, “hang” can refer to a tragic means of death of a dear one and the shorthand use creates a misunderstanding. This poem is a cheeky shot at words that just roll off our tongues.

Words Wafting

Words wafting

away from the mouth,

dribbling

a half thinking

public-speak,

in attempt

to appear

robust

and transparent,

to

h

  a

    n

      g

as sentence-fillers.

You know,

Like,

in awesome

epic

bites

of

sound jargon,

coded

just for us.

Cheers!

 

 

Simon C.J. Falk 28 January 2017

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