Tuesday, June 7, 2022


Sometimes, one forgets
how often 
there is pleasure 

simply in calling 
a thing 
by its name: 

an "explanation,"
or a "problem,"

a "theory," or
a "claim."

Each term displayed 
in its finest
before the mind

like a guest of honor 
seated behind its 
table at a banquet;

then, the facility 
with which one's lips 
will part, 

and teeth 
deflect the tongue; 

and of course, 
that thrilling feeling 
of exquisite vulnerability 

as, all of a sudden, 
one more darling sachet 

of air 
abandons its lung.