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by A. St. John

one day
We, beasts
began to speak
Tho didn’t we         Mean
already?
With an ear, just what
gets messhered?
source     filter
Message        how you dress it up is everything
so the question is

the vessel
is it justified in its duty
if a tongue’s tip sits up
on the ceiling of his or her house and
Ataptaptap
apuhpuhpuh
tuhtuhtuh
kuhkuhkuh
The Muscle-in-the-Mouth make dat
sethy rhyxmic          wave motion
Dudat dance then u finna
gemmein tha mood ta understan
iamma
liabledumumba
but, uh
buhbuhbuh


A. St. John
 is a full-time graduate student and part-time employee whose interests include communication and swallowing disorders, world languages and linguistics, politics, social justice, and food.