Idles Hands in Black Mountain

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How to express speechlessness

Akin to teaching the land-locked how to drown:

Assume a cloud-mantle,

Fall in love.

 

Exult! Exult

Into the teeth of day.

Enunciate curses

That you are alive.

 

Perfect a brogue

And walk in your shoes.

Drink deep the rising tide

Adumbrating it with tears

 

For those who gamboled,

Slithered, cajoled, prevaricated,

Formicated and caroused before you.

Smile, they’ll know what you mean.

 

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