Bewilderment

By brian francis

What is it you just said
it makes no sense to me?
It sounds
as though there should
be meaning,
but the words
seem to fight for attention
rather than work together
to convey your intent.


What did you mean
with this complex construction?
It leaves me lost
as though in a fog;
a morphemic haze,
grasping
at some unknown idea
which is deftly avoiding me.
Did you toss your words upon a page
and shuffle them about
Or are you missing the point of language—
the expression of idea…


Copyright © 2021 brian francis

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brian francis

Born and raised in the idyllic environment of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A rural paradise perfect for a roving childhood. Now living in the desert southwest, with a flock of parrots, a pigeon, and Three dogs.

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