New poem attempt

A Depiction of Language

A moonbeam –

soft and aqueous substance

originating between me and thee                                  my hello-ing gesture –

a tender amorphous bridge                                            your response


A spear –

forked tongues jetting out and piercing

punctuating pores of the face                                         brutal slap-shout

bulleting pellets                                                                and rebuff


Clouds breathed back and forth –

exchange. CPR.

At least one body to at least another                  his melodious expression of love

mouthing bubbles to be tasted on the tongue                and its passage through

                                                                                     the orchestra shell of her heart

Spit and kisses –

a whistle, a sneeze

particles and organisms                                                        information posited –

systematically forging highways and rails                         process


A jetstream

a rope bridge                                                                          demand and reprieve

chaos and string at once,

cosmos and culture


growing itself, itself growing

like that, to and fro, an oscillation,                                    a medium –

teeth tapped toggles                                                              its composition

parasitically nested inside the ear.

N Filbert 2011

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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