words

I think we want to believe words immortalize our thoughts

cement the strokes of each letter into the ground

preserve in jars the spaghetti string thoughts in our minds.

They bury below clumps of blood and air the things we want to forget

they compress within crevices the memories we wish to rip apart

it lets them rest peacefully below the skull

never being able to resurrect.

It is not until we speak these printed sentences and inked contortions 

that they will be free for eternity.

It is to keep the words within the lips

to keep them upon the mind

to keep them running through the wind of open windows

that they will be made right.

No longer will they have to hide within the borders of covers

or reflected through flashlights.

I think we want to believe words immortalize our thoughts,

but it is only through the language of our actions

in which these words become comprehendible and universally fluent. 

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