Doornail


I don't know what to say

but I'll keep saying it until

I'm as speechless as quartz

crystals locked in this magic grid

of slip slipping words that

can't get a grip on what's

splitting up, now,

losing voice.

 

don't know what to say

 

Testing, one, two, three.

Can you hear me out there?

I've got stones in my grieving.

Am I getting through to you?

I got hellhound on my trail.

Am I speaking loud enough?

 

don't know what to say

 

oh Jenny oh please oh don't oh stop oh

Mary please Lisa don't Alice stop Betty oh

please don't please stop please oh Cindy

don't stop don't oh don't Debbie don't please

stop oh stop Ellen stop please stop don't

 

know what to say but I'll say

   

oh Faye please don't stop

Ginger please don't stop oh

please don't stop oh Wendy

don't stop oh Ziva please

please don't stop

 

fuggit

 

I am dumber than lava.

I am dumber than zircons.

I am dumber than mitochondria.

I am dumber than rutabagas.

I am dumber than termites.

I am dumber than armadillos.

I am dumber than rabbits.

I am dumber than squirrels.

I am dumber that possums.

I am dumber than ants.

I am dumber than moles.

I am dumber than crows.

I am dumber than prokaryotes.

I am dumber than eukaryotes.

I am dumber than bacteria.

I am even dumber than God.
 

I am struck so dumb that

I don't know what to say

but I'll keep on saying it

until I'm as dead and dumb

as this doornail.