Syntax Error

by Sankage Steno

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Isn’t it strange, how a word is not
just a word, but something else? How

it pulsates with definitions and throbs
when joined by another. Word: a sound

or a combination of, music reverberating
with meaning, sung to kings old and

new by jesters like me. I, who claims
to be a master of words, have been taken

in by my own implements—in the hands
of another, in the mouth (Oh the taste

of it!), swallowing every letter, every
syllable, and thinking: It’s only words,

words, words. How mistaken can one be
when the idea is crystal in the head but

.                                          not in the heart.