to reduce a vow(el) to a neutral sound represented by schwa

….

it gets a little guttural
toward the end, the last lost
unfriending of our syllables.

i do, do you? we can’t, won’t
don’t art
-iculate our meanings,
breathe between the lines
or accent one tiny uttered
thought with a trace
of grace.

defy me,
define me
all you want;
this day’s left
bare –
words un
-addressed,

and all things un
-stressed at center.

 

….

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Prompted by Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryouts.

 

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7 Responses to to reduce a vow(el) to a neutral sound represented by schwa

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    **the title is an alternate definition for the word “obscure.” Isn’t that fantastic?

  2. the last lost unfriending of our syllables… love that, de.

  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Thanks, Ladies. I seriously cannot get over that definition in the title. There are just days where the bump of words makes me infinitely happy.

  4. Schwa schwa! That’s crazy.
    I like how you’ve illustrated how difficult it is to communicate with one another – and it can be so hard sometimes – to really get someone to understand the stresses we want to put on things.

  5. I echo Debi!! My fave part too and wow…today was like that…at least between the bigger male in the house and me. Sigh…sometimes I think we ought to take a vow to just not speak, (in the morning).

    Love your take on this, De and your happiness for the title makes me smile!! 🙂

  6. mood wings says:

    I love the last bit, especially:
    “defy me,
    define me
    all you want;
    this day’s left
    bare –
    words un
    -addressed,

    and all things un
    -stressed at center.”

    You are so very smart. I’m thrilled to know you and your brain.

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