*GATOR SPRINGS GAZETTE
a literary journal of the fictional persuasion

CRY FOR US, TOO

Poetry by Levi Wagenmaker

    I.

    Latin

    a dead language
    sub a Latin word
    fauces is another
    suffocation
    words breathe while
    breath is spent on them
    the spoken word has life
    dictionaries
    are a form of burial
    pawky meaning
    dryly humorous or shrewd
    not often heard or read
    the written word
    one wonders
    is it comatose at best
    voices resuscitate
    so say it say it

    pawky

© Levi Wagenmaker 2005

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