I thought I might give it a name.
It was sweet and it played; it was tame.
The West told me, why not? Go ahead.
But the East shook her dazzling head,
If you give that thing a word,
you’ll teach it hate and fear, I’ve heard.
It tends to hoard and make a lord
of names in cages just like birds.
It’ll think its word is better
than all other ones, I swear.
It’ll label you and know
your label’s different. It’ll care.
I hate to even think – but
it could learn its right from wrong.
Do not name it, please, I beg you.
So, I taught to it a song.
9 thoughts on “brute”
if I don’t name it, it doesn’t exist – besides, “it” is as good a name as any
When’s the book get released? I checked last night but its still in pre-sales mode.
Did you see my new one?
Yes I did! Release date is April 21 🙂
April 21!?! Good. Grief. Oh well, something to look forward to.
It’s been wonderful to see your poetic evolution. 🙂
That means so much ❤
Your work stood out to me when I first started blogging and I’ve loved following it ever since. 🙂
Well, I love having you here.