Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ancestral grunts

In grunts of monosyllable short breath
The paleo man spoke his broken verse,
Yet far away from language of Macbeth
In lyrical loquaciousness submersed.
Descendants' texts evolved with nuanced sense,
Enlightenment's with dense and laden prose.
Who knew from then where tongue would travel thence?
Fast-forward: Techo-fashions interpose.
Ancestral grunts redux in text and tweet
Return to "liberate" the literate
Back to the prehistoric mind's retreat
To speak so bluntly, not from brain, but gut.

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placed in Poets United Poetry Pantry: Week #18