Category Archives: Language

Tropes

My brother moved his office from SF to Oakland – he reiterates the claim that he appreciates the jewel he left more now. But I know him – his words are lame. My sister says she’s into family because she … Continue reading

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How

I wondered: what’s the etymology of irony and iron? Do they share a common root, or trick disparity? I learned that they’re an unrelated pair. They sound alike coincidentally, and by the way, that’s not a synonym: coincident’ly’s not ironic’ly. … Continue reading

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Talk

I try to talk too much. I always did. I started shortly after learning speech. Conversing more than any other kid in family or school, like I would teach by my example how to self-express, each interaction was an interview. … Continue reading

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Vocab

“I’m aggravated,” Mama said so much, a pet might have assumed it as a name. The woman was impatient, filled with such an antsy energy, there never came a respite when we knew she was content. It seemed she never … Continue reading

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Question & Answer

A question begs an answer, or it dies an awkward conversational demise, but all that questions hunt for are replies – if honesty’s the object, they forgot. I somehow missed the evidence my eyes and ears amassed between the ‘hi’s … Continue reading

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Language

A phrase released can never be unsaid – it radiates from out the mouth and mind, and particles of sense insert, instead, the bits the sayer might have held behind if thought and strategy preceded tongue and magic were detected … Continue reading

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Polly Perverse

My daughter doesn’t want a poem to rhyme, and meter makes her chant the words she reads. She longs to tune atonally, and time her syllables to sanguinary needs. She listens for the shock of the profane, the punch perverse, … Continue reading

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