Language

language

A phrase released can never be unsaid –
it radiates beyond the mouth and mind,
and particles of sense display, instead,
the bits the sayer might have left behind,
if thought and strategy preceded tongue,
and magic were respected in the word.
For language is the light we loose among
ourselves, no sooner voiced than blared or blurred.

The speaker says “I take it back” in vain,
and must accept the shape the message made.
And this when most reaction isn’t plain,
but tends to angle off from what conveyed
the impetus for speaking out at all,
the words the speaker rarely can recall.

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