Type of Strong

I bet bridges last so long

because they rust from the outside in.

I wonder what type of strong they would be

if not responsible for bearing the weight

of those who made them.

Or if this would be the reason they crumble.


Sound Like You

Syllables of a language my life

has never given itself to learning

wring themselves out in a

cotton shower towel. Whether

based in the movement of magma

or the heat of a sun long since

elegied, I remain without the

ability to recognize them.

They all sound like you though.

Smell like me.