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Today's poem is by Natasha SajÚ

Tinguage
        hapax legomenon

What you do to me. With me. What I've
Learned to do with you. A language
Of bliss, a sublingual, interlingual,
Bilingual tale that lasts from labial
Lark through the long light of dawn.
A trickle of terroir layered in taste, liquid
As thirst. More than touch, less than labor,
This lesson in tilt and lather. The tang of a lyre
Of skin, a lick of liberal tact in tandem.
Our own langue d'oc, turtled in time
And tinkered by thrill. It's not lex, not law—
But logos, the tabor and talisman of love.



Copyright © 2014 Natasha SajÚ All rights reserved
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