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.
away from the mouth,
a half thinking
just for us.
Simon C.J. Falk 28 January 2017