as flies on the sill
Dusty crunch and crackle of
the shells of form
On to the floor
Before that first hot tumble
The clumsy stammering of arms and
In an academic
Cough expels the choked volumes
Sticky with digestive
Punctuation on a passing highway sign
Billboard comma, propaganda period.
Platitude exclamation! point
Ellipses falling like injured birds...
These are our words.