Lethologica

lethologica

Main Entry: lethologica
Part of Speech: n
Definition: the inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5, NIV)

 

Lethologica

Suppose for now the Word was not a word
but dialogue encased in modern swine,
all silent stares out windows like they’ve heard
the slowly speaking heartbeats that they shine

I’ve listened to the star who learned to row
straight through a churning maelstrom’s hollowed eye
as would a flower wrapped up in a bow
awaiting death or morning’s versed reply

Still seems the mother maiden we call Earth
serenely churning through poor Adam’s spade
which in the eyes of those who’ve seen from birth
has burrowed through his home an early grave

Suppose for now those first words were the same;
why couldn’t Lethologica remain?

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