Tongue-Tied - Poem James Tatum

There’s a stammer,

Stuck like a stick in the spokes of my speech,

Separating all the Syllables

As though they were carriages hinged on

Ferris Wheel Sentences,

Spinning round and round,

Spoken from a snake-like tongue-

Tied. Words held down

Wanting to be let free.

A ghostly voice haunting

The stuttering static wind.


There’s a stammer

A key, to set words free.

Although annoyance it may make,

Things often have more meaning the longer they take.


Created with images by Kristina Flour - "Secret"

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