λόγος

Tiring of language, the mind takes flight
– Jim Harrison

She tries to find a comfortable position
To sleep. Pregnant with Meaning,
Logos feels her growing belly.
She is off-center
And exhausted.

She wants to dream unburdened –
Relieved of the back-aching litter,
Pupae, embryo, or
Whatever dark brood it is
She carries.

No one asked her
If she wanted to foal,
If she wanted any part
Of birth
And squalling creation.

She wants only to be dreamless,
And, most of all,
Without words.

Day Five – “Tiring of Language” – Jilly’s

7 thoughts on “λόγος

  1. LOVE this!! You have taken the curse of the poet and likened it to a very pregnant woman with such accuracy. I have way too many nights just like this – logos waiting to burst forth. Unique inspiration on that Harrison quote. Clever title, too 🙂 Studied Greek?

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