A Word

20180112_143428can I have a word with you?

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?