Posts tagged ‘Nurture’

June 10, 2012

A Paragraph

A paragraph is milk
poured down the mouth
of a baby paper suckling.

The edge of the quill
is the nipple sucked on
by the page.

Unlike a mammal’s teat,
a quill is sharp and bitter
when it feeds its young.

It is medicine that tastes
like vinegar. Like salt.
But children of the quill,

sometimes get lost
in a forest of words.

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