Words Aren’t Weightless: A Poem

Words Aren’t Weightless 


“Sticks and stones may break my bones 

But words will never hurt me”

Tell that to the lasting tone of a stone

Their syntax sticks

My inner structures are brittle

Hollow bones like a bird

Words aren’t weightless

They fly away from prepositions and predicates

Subjected phrases, objectifying subjects

Making nests in empty spaces