The hostage taking: Words
Hostage taking By Lindsay Lewis
Enclosed in the pale envelope of sleep
the words invade, with tiny timbers in their hand, battering my brain
Any poet knows, you cannot bargain with a word. They must have their say, adamant on winning.
Words are worthless alone,
they travel in groups, sibilants, consonants charging around the room
pecking like absent minded birds
perching on the roof of my mouth.