Shantih Journal 2.1 - Page 18

These Words glen gonzalez These words won’t sell eggs or slick vacations or some kind of sauce They won’t satisfy a law or comply with a character count They won’t align with the edge of a cereal box or tell you how much of something some- thing is These words are crows clutching to the corner of a bill- board a typograph- ical . an IO U nothing You and I oh are not not- hing We are two words that rhythm and rhyme We stain time like ink 18