Athol Williams. Words


Words dance upon air
that flows over tongues –
breath –
powerful breath
with infinite paths
to come alive
in sound –
a grunt, a curse,
a song to soothe the wounded,
a prayer to lift the soul.

Words, like airstreams,
can lift the spirit’s wings
or break them.

Just air
flowing over tongues
that carry the magic of sound
soaked with the power of intention –
words –
that can change the world.

All first published in Bumper Cars (The Onslaught Press, 2015)
© Athol Williams


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