The week is practically over! My apologies to those who will be confused by this appearing first in their inboxes and not looking like Tuesday Tryouts. That’s further down in your inbox!
The wordle this week is from my own list. I didn’t know if that would be a problem for me. Nope. I rather enjoy the draft [which Ginsberg holds is a dangerous state]. Thank you for the wordle, Brenda!
The Wisdom of Age and Silence
Once, they had scraped the barnacles from her mouth,
burnished what stayed rooted to her tongue
rough, flinty — brittle as she aged,
like a chalk cliff crumbling.
When life became a blur
she kept her tongue in a cocoon, austere,
no longer drenched in fervent youth.
Be sure, if you haven’t visited The Whirl, that you visit, to try or, to read what others have done.