Words that Confuse Time and Fall Off Pages / by Nico Lund


Where do the words come from?

As they slip 
and lisp from 
deep places 
and twist into sounds.

As they arise from 
inhabited thoughts 
that are illusions and 
illusive interruptions 
of space. 

And they have 
the capacity 
to bite and cut 
and jab into 
soft fleshy realities, 
while multiplying 
and propagating 
into overpopulated emotions 
and anxious breaths. 

What are words
but outbreaks of 
viruses that contaminate, 
confuse and 
consume time 
with their prolific 
verses and stanzas. 

Their offspring 
committing suicides by 
falling off pages 
too small 
to 
contain 
them.