2.21.2015

Dependency

Explaining
my love for you
is like describing
how a vowel glides
to a diphthong
there’s no explanation
it just does

Diagramming
our love as a tree
would be trying
at the start
by extraneous phrases
antiquated pedagogy
unredeemed

Trailing
like ellipsis
clauses lain doggo
for a preposition
at last deemed
perfectly punctuated
by you

For Michael/Grapeling’s word-list prompt to the Real Toads: ABSENT