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.

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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.