02 October 2016

Poem-A-Day #216 : On Naming

On Naming

To call it by name
know that it has one - allow it to
hear you call it - it has itness

To pick up the word - place it
in your mouth - a caramel
to melt into you

Is to allow entry into your psyche

To call it by name
is to say that it deserves one - it
is an act of contrition

Observance and
- respect

To ignore the name - to un
a thing - is erasing and denying
and inviting it to assert