“The Pulse of the Words” by Ali Znaidi

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The Pulse of the Words

Symbolic words indulgent
beyond those ruby lips
which are eating themselves.

The warmth of the cadence
in each lisp orchestrates a version of the truth,

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a deep hermeneutics of indifference
glittering in the glossy lips.

The way words move themselves
almost w/ the moment of the slip of the tongue itself
creates a prosody of endless paradigmatic
shifts & disrupts.