The Dead End of Speech


Photo of Dali sculpture by George Cassidy Payne, ABVI Building, South Clinton Avenue


The Dead End of Speech

— by George Payne


There is no escaping the dead end of speech.

Every word stands for itself.

There is nothing that stands for the word.


Beyond the realm of language.

That is where our experiences

intertwine, copulate, and ravish.

It is where they touch as equals.


Poet’s Page Prospering

Invitation to Equal Grounds and more from Just Poet Bart White. And “Wait and Watch.”