Why do we obsess

Over words?

Little words

Dropped on the floor

Like shreds of metal.

Clink, clink.

Big words

Like huge waves

That can knock you over.

Whoosh.

Hurtful words

Like poisoned daggers

Meant to kill.

Gaaaahh!

Lovely words

True of meaning.

Spoken true of heart.

Mmmm.

Disguised words

Lies.

Painful lies.

Good lies.

But still lies, nevertheless.

Torn

Between truth and safety.

Rrrrip.