Az is

by Laura Doom

	of meaning?
The brevity
The cheer
	of a crowd at a hanging
	that serves to demoralize
The distance
	between two points
	of view
The euphemism
	that dissembles my wish to know you
	not that you give a fuck anyway
The first
	of many that will not last
The gratitude
	you feel
	I owe you
The hunger
	for death
	in the media
The irony
	one expects
The jobbywhack
	whose suddy moys dismardled me
	from certain hypnoloppity
The knot
	in my stomach
	when my tongue is tied
The lover	
	whose vehemence
	reduced me to tears
The mute
	who loved me more
	than she could say
The not
	in my stomach
	when my tongue is loose
The only
The power
	to confound the oppressor
The question
	that invariably answers mine
The reflexive
	nature of this statement
The stacatto
	sound of onomatopoeia
The trite
	bit that is somewhere
	near the bottom
The ugly
	face of my retro alarm clock
The very
	suggestion of hyperbole
The wealth
	that generates poverty
The x
	that resembles your former value
The Yorkshire Pudding
	my mother made in prison
        playing scrabble (0)
The zeppelin
	that led to the absence


Author's Note:
Edited 28-02-14 [UK date format]

Posted on 01/22/2012
Copyright © 2018 Laura Doom

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 01/22/12 at 06:26 PM

I started to quote my favorite lines, but I soon realized I was quoting almost all of it, so I erased, and said this instead. OMG. You and your words ROCK!!!

Posted by Shannon McEwen on 01/22/12 at 08:30 PM

I had the same problem as Alison I couldnt pick just one line I loved the best, really like this as a whole.

Posted by Mo Couts on 01/23/12 at 05:21 PM

This is so intelligently written and well done. I, too, like the others, couldn't pick a favorite portion; just a gem overall!

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 01/24/12 at 12:07 AM

Brilliant. You make it look easy.

Posted by Ulyss Rubey on 01/28/12 at 02:53 AM

I laughed a lot, but guardedly, so no one could see me if I missed the point.

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 01/28/12 at 07:40 PM

One of the hardest forms to rock out effectively and you do it in spades!

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