amplification

you throw words 

one
after 
the 
other

until they stop altogether
like you ran out 
of 
your rapper’s vocab
of 
dictionary nights


zythum 
out the bottle 
till all drains away.

the shouting match

WORDS
IN

CAPS


amalgamations of terms
that made even the stone 
cold effigy
crack 

a hairline

fracture on the
firm concrete

arm from the constant
pushing away.
the (word) vomit 

only had an 
on 
and then an 
off

no means to control 
the volume

falling at the high 
soaring with no ideas
on 
mildness
softness.

for all your way with words

out loud
they don’t seem to mean much

no understanding of what’s
pleasing to the ear.