My Words

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They mean nothing, 
Words are hollow
Vibrating thoughts
Sent through the wind.

But they sting,
And chip,
And decay inside,
But how did they get in?

I let them in,
I invited them,
Wrapped linen napkins
For them to dine.

I searched for them,
Gave them names,
Made them belong,
Gave them wine.

But they are nothing,
Words are nothing.
I must tell them
Only peace resides.

I’ll tell my heart
With my
Nothing words
To stop their flapping tides.

I am not you.
You are not I.
Because we are one,
Sitting in this peace.

Swallow the light,
Dismiss these guests.
They're uninvited,
This is not their feast.

Learn what’s real,
And quiet the rest.
My words are
An untamed beast.

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