Each month, write a new collection.
Thank you for wordsTongue clacking against teethThe tones — all 4 of them The ridiculously fancy accent aiguThe ss set and the umlauted wordsThanks or should I say dankeThanks for words like help and stopAnd don’t and when necessary fuck youThanks for thanks while we’re at itSimple and short. Thanks for making me Able to speak early, read early despiteDiscouraging words that surrounded meLike a nightmare. Thanks for letting meFind words of wonder hidden under pillowsBetween the layers of cast off fabrics and inside Old perfume bottles Thanks for shakespeare and cummings andMarge piercey and sylvia plath thanks forThe words of the brothers and sisters ofSuffering who refused to be silent. Thanks for that, I mean it. Thanks forThe words of the others that tell meI’m not alone so I can speak back to themAnd say you aren’t either. you’re withMe.