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244th Weekly Poetry Contest winner: Language of Liquor

by Fabiyas M V

Liquor has a language
of its own
with a dialect
depending on the brand
and quantity.

It’s syntax free
with an awkward accent.
Being rich in obscenity,
it’s fit for slanging.
Both the speaker and the listener
often forget
what is spoken.

No alphabet.
Prickly, itchy
and obnoxious words
dominate the vocabulary.
Speech is produced
with the dark pressure.

It slithers through
the subconscious corridor,
unfolding a secret
or lamenting over a red loss.
It’s a tongue of celebration
over the aching sense.

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