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Sweet tooth

Yesterday, not only did prose taste strange
but an unfamiliar maundering
settled it's silence 
upon my tongue
with an unsavory absoluteness
only the mouth could define,
yet mine voices nothing

now today I feel like my heart
bears some sort of physical deficiency
as if all the blood and ink consumed itself
leaving me dryly inadequate 
to write a poem

and these fingers have been fidgeting
with a sick kind of worry,
starving for a fork
that not only cradles clarity
but also quells it's holder,
whilst nourishing the belly
with palatable substance 

Copyright © Melissa Wadkins Patterson

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  1. Date: 7/29/2008 11:08:00 AM
    Nothing at all inadequate about this write. I feel you have more than accomplished your last verse. Truly excellent! Love, Shar