I eat people with words

I eat people with words

I got a new set

all 32 of them

i chew them like cud

ruminating, humming, purring

like a buffalo

on a hot May afternoon

my mother tells me to chew with bravado

i rip into flesh and bone

a dam has broken

silence slowly travels to the brim

seeps, gushes, wreaks havoc

now the cold winds talk

misery’s substitute

is a saccarine pill

I chew, and I spit

the people, they laugh

like its a tickle

only I know

that i have stolen their clocks

and robbed them

of precious time.

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