Words Take Two

There are two
and you are words
and you ask me what separates us from the animals
and I say not much, if all that is left
is these words.
And what can we conclude about them anyway
if not to use words.
To relish in their stutter, their mumble
their spontaneous laughter.
In vessels of two, of who
they don’t know.
To call upon them, the uncertain.
To stand in order, the possible justice.
Here they are together again
for what matters, for
what is in this and that and thou and what is
in th anyway,
a single sound that may become a pair
a multiplication beyond our control
a reproduction in spaces meant
for only cold air to linger.
We are the expansion.
We, the generators, the pollinators of ideas.
And here I become you, you and your thoughts
for just a moment,
just enough to bring down falsehood
and join for a second in truth.

This is a different kind of animal.


About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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20 Responses to Words Take Two

  1. yeseventhistoowillpass says:

    Excellent as usual…

  2. Tom Schultz says:

    the generators, the pollinators of ideas. Nice!

  3. Kate, this is delectable! I can tell how much you love words like I do.
    Happy happy joy joy.
    :0) Have a blessed week. And thanks for sharing this lovely poem. ~ M

  4. Brilliant !!! πŸ˜€ Loved it from a weird language geeky point-of-view πŸ˜€

  5. charlypriest says:

    Words, that is whatΒ΄s all about. For me at least. Beautiful ode to that word….the word.

  6. Geo Sans says:

    all our
    listening to
    spirits of

    • Kate Houck says:

      Thanks for the “words” and that fantastic video. If only we could listen more closely, we could understand. So much goodness (and vital life) all around us in the spirits of nature!

  7. I just loved these lines… “We, the generators, the pollinators of ideas.
    And here I become you, you and your thoughts
    for just a moment..”
    Brilliant, such ideas into words rarely comes to us…

  8. LOVE! Clever, K. Really like the avatar. (Feels like you’re smiling at me LOL).


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