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Semantic Attraction



Physical attraction pulls hard,
but semantic attraction pulls deeper.
It is easier to assign meaning
to the word than to the world.
Which is more determinative of language:
the naive use of language or the sophisticated?
All words are word.
The additive is addictive.
The poet is one who invokes
what has been omitted.
A poem is a hole of something
punched in the everything.  I scoff
at the simplemindedness of your ideas.
Of my ideas.  Of ideas.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.