forked tongue

27 Jun

i’d like to make an emotions of the world map
with all kinds of expressions
in all kinds of tongues
in all kinds of colors.
it would pulsate all the time
as people said things in tokyo and timbuktu.
people might be drawn to far away places
they could have never imagined
and the linguistic initiation scars would
slowly light up as walls of graffiti
cracking and crumbling as
patois flows in japanese learning dancehall reggae step.
this quebec french is heat, humor, and ben voyons donc.
a color of surprise and wrath.
next stop new brunswick,
cajun, manitoba, nova scotia, prince edward island french.
the crayola box is empty.

*for more on patois not being paris,
see broken bats splinter
there’s no berets in this french

 

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6 Responses to “forked tongue”

  1. Michael June 27, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I can’t seem to come up with anything that describes how I feel about this one other than it’s on my top 10 list of your writing.

    I seem find connections to Fusion/Jazz most of the time when I read your stuff. Here’s where I went with forked tongue.

    • steve June 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      those guitar and trumpet sounds are floating around the sea and space with steam waving and disappearing and reappearing and words doing the same kind of pulsating and color shifting and now i’m turning into an ing word.
      thanks for the link Mike. i never heard that..enjoyed that.

  2. kvennarad June 28, 2013 at 4:47 am #

    fun if we all put ‘ing’ at the front of verbs for a day

    • steve June 28, 2013 at 10:58 am #

      ingenie three wishes.
      ingodadavida

  3. skyraftwanderer July 19, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    Has impact. Lots of impact. Impact everywhere.

    Just like that.

    • steve July 19, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      kaboom and kabam. love that!

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