esperanto


esperanto

want to say but
what to say i
don’t know

feel this thing
ready to pop
how pregnant with
frustration’s child

words don’t work
don’t say what they
should don’t mean what they
ought don’t die when they
need

some sad doorman
lets them in and out and
doesn’t care which are which and
some get left behind and
some get through and
some just
disappear altogether

those slight ragged refugees that
finally land on some ear’s distant shore
don’t look at all like
the ones that left so
well-equipped for the passage just
moments ago

want to say but
how to say i

just

don’t

know

***

“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.”
– George Bernard Shaw

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