what is the word?

what is the word?
the sound
or my love

how shall I insist
or know

what kind of being can I bequeathe to thee of whatever character in whatever form

whose shape or tone
what kind of legacy
which organ

what news
what ornament or fire

in which tenor
and under which door

should I describe to thee
fair or terrifying
in any adjective–

not enough.

the language I use
is insufficent.

still I must attempt it:

if only to suggest the exit
from the trap of this language
the doors it has blocked off
the vistas it ignores

find them despite the shape of my words
all the things I am unable to share

Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. You can read more of his work at www.robindunn.com. Read other articles by Robin.