In search of meaning


Sometimes I am ravenous

in my search for the right word

to satisfy my hunger

fulfill my craving


Some words wet my appetite

others promise a tasty treat

to savor and linger longer

between each serving


But sometimes the words-

are served in a bowl of trifle

layered, elaborate concoctions

that addle my brain


In the end I will settle

for the words that are familiar

clear and concise, flavored

with just a pinch of the exotic


Still I remain ambitious

to become a connoisseur

of the finest delectable cuisine

but for now, I’d like them digestable


Those epicurean morsels of words…