words fail me
Word, fail to fall into line,
Like bricks in a tumble-down wall.
Like splinters of dried cement
Connotations scatter like cats.
Words spread like the plague
Words mount into insignificance
Words ripple into poetry
Words tumble off our tongues
Mouthing murmurs of meaning
Words build to a plateau of whine.
Lean into each other like dominoes
Words become a snaking line of dots,
On a black digital background,
That tumble into each other
With the slightest push of a mouse
With the tattered remains of human agency.
Time leaves a pile of jumbled words,
Like pieces of the biggest jigsaw.
Whispering: "What to do? What to do next?"