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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Elli Samuels


Golden Tongue

I know a man.
The path he paves, for his words
as if they launch from a tongue
that is golden.

Sure, there's a certain eye twinkle,
a countenance, and a most endearing,
slightly Frankenstein-shaped face
to go with his tallness.

It's the words, though, that I come
back to. Winged with a courtesy pure
as the violet of hyacinth. Winning
as an ancient pine aimed for the sky.