Poemdog

Dogs 2018

THE S FACTOR
(6/26/18)

I've never
really had
to consider them
before

but due
to a recent
dental debilitation

I am forced
to think ahead
in my speech

for any
of those
19th letter
occurrences

to make
a deliberate
effort

to enunciate
those characters
more forcibly

in order
to avoid any
distracting lisps
of conversation

at times
the malady
even affects
my choice
of words

I avoid
the plural

prefer
words such as
"remain"
to "stay"

talk around
the "tion"
ending

the soft "c"

"x"

"z"
words
of any type

my entire
vocabulary changing
to utter
a much
truncated
alphabet

my delivery
more deliberate

my language
more limited

but I make
my point

when
I have
one

keeping
mainly
alone

my mouth
tight

contemplating
the price
of the coming
oral addition