LANGUAGE – Pina Piccolo



It hardened like amber

Trapping the meaning

And the silence

And the intonation

When the earth no longer received it

And the wind wouldn’t carry it

And the species couldn’t bear its weight

It got stuck there with a flea

To precede the clay tablet

And to follow the lung fish fossil

Like an outgrown organ

To be hurled into the record

of future dismay



November 2020