Thursday, January 13, 2011

13th January ~ a stone for the river (on word-exhaustion)

the words are tired

they protest that they
have been working too hard
looking too hard
peering and squinting too much

their vision is blurred

they run around in my head
have to be dragged to my fingertips

on the way
they kick out
scattering sparks behind my eyelids

they want a break
or they will go on strike for good

just you try and do this without us
they say

and yet

I cannot not do this
I cannot fail
I cannot fall silent

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