ALL THE KING’S HORSES

 

‘Through the Looking-Glass’. Illustration by John Tenniel.

 

How could we have known
when we were young
that verbs have a temper,

not like docile adjectives
hanging like ripe fruit
to be picked and used

in a line? Words come
easy these days,
some so overused

they sound suspicious,
like baiting horses
into the corral

with flakes of hay—
so often meaning more
than what they say.

 

One response to “ALL THE KING’S HORSES

  1. Lenore Brashear

    Definitely telling the truth in that poem. I just wish those speaking (or twittering) out of turn would keep their lips zipped!!!!!!

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