it is never that though.
a paragraph, a paraphrase
a sentence, thought, or statement made
a parable or pair of words
but never the singular, most profound
uninterrupted combination of letters
may I have a word with you?
as if there was one that,
would warrant such a rejection.
article variant, granted, brings
may I share a word with you?
the last one as they push through the straw
onto her pursing lips
word by word by word dissappearing
I yell, stop
can I have a word with you?