Poem: On Certain Words, Using Them in a SentencePosted: February 5, 2013
I can use the word deleterious in a sentence
but only while describing the effect upon me
of the video I recently saw
of a man dressed entirely in khaki
attempting to reproduce in a sexual way
with his monthly statement or whatever.
I can use the word phlegmatic in a sentence
but only while admitting publicly
to a years-long correspondence I had
with a female escort
who promotes her services primarily
by means of an Angelfire account.
I can use the word impecunious in a sentence
but only in the midst of explaining
to a kinda busy toll-booth attendant
the sense of melancholy I experience
whenever a woman touches her breast
to a soldier’s wound
because she thinks it’ll heal instantly
as opposed to just permitting
actually trained medical personnel
to treat the injured party sans delay.