It’s been sort of a wierd week here.   Not bad, just wierd, hopefully of the beginning of improvement sort.   So here’s something I wrote after a conversation not so long ago.

you have to love the words
I told her
as I puzzled over a three letter word meaning fighter
in the paper’s crossword
the way they feel moving off your tongue
the history of their use
the sources, rooted
in languages mostly dead
the way they weave cultures
and times together
take a quiet please in subtle puns
and the best turn of phrase
then it’s easy to know
that the three letter word meaning fighter
is pug,
shortened from pugilist and deriving from the Latin,
you just have to love the words

written 8-30-08

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