Morphology (poem)

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Morphology

 

 

your words streaming

like some toxic waterfall

where there is only hate,

anger, jealousy, cruelty

 

maybe some can live

by that ethos –

but no love dwells there

 

nor compassion, tolerance,

understanding, or charity

 

instead, all is dark

 

 

Joanne Fisher

 

Word count: 37

 

 

In linguistics, morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language. It analyzes the structure of words and parts of words, such as stems, root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

I’ve taken a bit of poetic licence with this, choosing words that have an associated literal connection.

 

 

This was written with the prompt morphology provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #134.

 

 

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©2019 Joanne Fisher

3 thoughts on “Morphology (poem)

  1. I feel like you could read this in mutliple different ways; one way I took it was someone who doesn’t understand the tongue of a colonizing influence, who only sees the old ways leaving and a hissing new tongue arriving.

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