joy

joy is
a word that doesn’t sound
like the thing
it describes
giggle is
a word that does it
much better

onomatopoeia
marries thought and sound
making it possible to
write down
at least a shadow of
the way you make me feel

you really
turn me on
knock me off my feet
you know the rest
of the song

© Rylan Skelly, June 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

a kiss to start the morning off Free Verse Not Quite a Book Poemilynn

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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