For J.L Borges
by Kimberly M. King rsjc MperiodPress
fandango, frisbee, and kazoo!
Addiss Ababa, Walla Walla
hoedown, flapjacks, hoot and holler
One if by land, thar she blows!
Jumpin' jimminey, Geronimo!
Heads-Up, stiff upper lip
if they're loose, they sink the ship.
Holey moley, holy cow,
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou?
Testy, touchy, cross and cranky...
wallow, snivel, pass the hanky.
Gherkins, salami, proscuitto, gnocchi,
Ponchartrain, Atchafalaya, Okefenokee.
Zesty, zippy, energized
iris, vermillion, sunset skies.
Joy, bliss, revelry...
to set words free, our destiny.
Shiver, challenge, rhythm, beat,
feel the vibe, script your feet.
Pen, page, word, proclaim
living, creative, never the same.
Let it loose, go with the heart.
Taste them, touch them, words are art
that swoops and startles
that gleams and laughs
with ripples deep as glory
with trailing scarves
diaphanous and suggesting.
The well-trained tongue gives shape
to the stories of
the image and likeness
It lifts the words from the page
where they are
--Kimberly M. King--