You are the ward of a word and the word is you
who would stoop for a crumb of light.
You are born of a word and the word is flesh
and small as a snowflake, small as a pill,
a brain pill, a smart pill, a thrill pill, small as a
get thinner faster pill, a youngness pill,
small as a cigarette pill, a lying tongue
pill, born of a word small as a parking meter
pill, a dead pigeon pill, a haughty pill,
a ram sacrifice pill, a spirit pill, small
as a pill to stir up dissention, small
as a normal pill a moral pill a patient pill,
a letter of recommendation pill, a pill
promulgating anew, a pill in the valley
of the shadow of death, a pill of majesty,
a pill of salvation, small as a steadfast love pill,
a pill to please the lord more than an ox
a pill incapable of pleasing god,
a glad heart pill, a cradle pill, a shame pill,
an innocent blood pill.
You are the ward of a soft tongue
that would break bone.