The Nucleus of a Syllable

Cover of Planet of the and dog....

This is personal—for me
And for you; if you
Show this to someone
It will be personal
For them—
It’s a Sumerian story
Sounds welling
In our throats
Falling down
The long slide
Of history
Each “A” and “O”
A gasp from
Lugalbanda and Ninsun
The parents of Gilgamesh
Who broke free
Of economy
To find the myth
Each syllable
The world
Every gasp
Of dread or love
A planet

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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