Coming To Conclusions
Your doctorly dialect distorts the
syntax, juxtaposed against my ear.
What lingo do I hear as you
confirm the sound of something
wrong? You’re speaking in my
language, but I haven’t heard those
words you use as if I’ll understand.
How do I respond to your insisting
tone or dismissing wave of hand?
Would you know what I’m trying
to say when, as a poet, I speak of
your appalling lack of upbeat iambs
in each sentence you pronounce?
Must you scan your diagnosis in di-
metric lines of such discordant prose?
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.