Monday, April 26, 2010

Eating Words

Careless words
could be made useful
if fed 
to shredder who'll
 grind and chew
redeem as
confetti for compost
like straw into gold

Instead they hide
disguised politely
as folded innocence
a lotus blossom
perhaps a fan
decorating table  
placed pretty and polite
waiting at the ready 
to catch
embarrassing drip


Maureen said...

"Eating Words" captures it all well.

A Simple Country Girl said...

hide disguised politely

... I like that string of meaning and its sound.


S. Etole said...

if only our words would be sweet for when we have to eat them ...

M.L. Gallagher said...

Love the imagery and the idea in this one -- and I agree with Susan -- wouldn't that be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

careless confetti compost cultivates cash crop