Enough Said

Enough Said

~Deana J. Tavares

When will words

Be

Enough

When will they ever

Be

Enough

To choke down

The years

Without regurgitating

Recycling fears

Freed upon the pages

Then trapped

Between the sheets

The binding

Reading

Rewinding

Like a yo-yo

Caught within

An endless loop

Around the world

Then back to cradle

Ladle me

Some more alphabet soup

The good phrases

I chew

Then digest

Eliminating

All the rest

My heart

They

Will

Test

For some never dissolve

Break down

Or compost

Those words

Latch on

And we

Are their hosts

They travel through the bloodstream

Latch onto a helix

Of DNA

Weaved within pigtails

Blurring our vision

Still today

The letters U and I

Were never used to spell hate

New words can be revived

It’s never too late

In your soup add many K’s

Only for kindness

Bring compassion to a rolling boil

Dig to the core

Regenerate our soil

The anger injected

Deep

Within shaded

Withered roots

Once exposed to sunlight

Will no longer bare

Tormented fruits

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