Tongue Tied

by joetwo

Words fail

Well rehearsed lines mutated into tongue mangling incoherence

Sense has long left here

Bereft of meaning

Instead a juxtaposition of unrelated syllables

Ah! Pah! Bah!

A mind increasingly confused

Unable to comprehend the gulf between brain and voice

As if relays have been switched

Or wires crossed

No choice but to breathe deep

And try to soldier on

The route to coherence is a widely travelled one

Many paths lead to eloquence

If the stress-addled mind can just stumble upon one again

Then perhaps, maybe

The words will not fail after all