Jar,gon



My vocabulary is broken
by hyp
-hen, hype-pen, hyper-space
asterisk and syllable counts
in
tens.

My vocabulary is bro,
Ken – your everyman bruthah
and his best friend, some guy you
struck up a conversation with on
the street and now can’t quite get
out of. Dude, we’re tight.

My vocabulary is brrr
with cold, ice tokens – payment
for these chilly words that come
when salt just won’t suffice.

My vocabulary is b
(s) at best, stroking its own
ego, a tangled web of strange
you cannot rearrange.

My vocabulary is

(space bar)

climb on up for another spill
along with all these clacked-black
friends
(C V B N M)
who’ve lost their will
to do anything but squawk in
b r o k   e n
phrase.
We’ve been gathered here for days.
Brother, can you spare a
rhyme?              My vocabulary is broke.

 

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11 Responses to Jar,gon

  1. Gia says:

    I LOVE the title.

    Dude. Those video ads up there are killing my ability to comment.

  2. whimsygizmo says:

    PS: I can’t see them on my end. It just looks like this:
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    • Gia says:

      Right this minute, there’s nothing, thank goodness. But a lot of the time, videos play, which is too much for my old computer. I’m sure it’s no big deal for people with up-to-date technology though. I don’t know what they’re about; my speakers are usually off, and I don’t watch them. I just know they make it very difficult to type at the same time!

      • whimsygizmo says:

        Grrrrr. So sorry. That message started appearing some months ago, but since I can’t really see what it is on my end, I always thought it was just a banner ad of some kind. Boooo.

  3. Gia says:

    Good Lord. Now I’ve read beyond the title. Seriously. This is one of your best ever poems. Amazing. Amazing. My word; I can’t gush enough over this one. I could go on for days commenting on all my favorites. The subtle line-break innuendo. The broken “broken” in the last word. The rhyme, oh heavens, the rhyme. How do you DO this?! You’re fun and silly and clever AND you make sense! That’s the kicker. I can understand it all perfectly. Really, I just about live for you on some days. Believe me, if I could, I’d meet you at the space bar in a heartbeat.

    This is my absolute favorite section:
    My vocabulary is brrr
    with cold, ice tokens – payment
    for these chilly words that come
    when salt just won’t suffice.

    My vocabulary is b
    (s) at best, stroking its own
    ego, a tangled web of strange
    you cannot rearrange.

  4. whimsygizmo says:

    Nah, not in awhile. I hate the admin of it. Maybe early next year, I’ll get back in the game. 😉
    I’m in the little online pub, Sprout, monthly, so I suppose I’m published each month. Maybe I’ll save this one for my own little book. 🙂

  5. I don’t see any videos, or ads.
    Anyway, “hype-pen” – superb! I definitely feel this one – (CVBNM) – and “stroking its own ego”
    Very well done!

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