by Stuart Haden
Life: an alphabet, a, e, i, o, & u as glue.
The first letter is a vowel & is a clue.
Five of them, like ages, you might get
to make nouns ’n’ verbs: past, present & not yet.
They’ll describe how you’ll succeed or fail
with adjectives & adverbs to call
the story of experience & existence
whatever the sentence, however tense.
Twenty six letters to make sense
like life: a miscellany of many sounds
consonants with ups and downs
that are portrayed from birth to death,
from first howl to deep, last breath.
Words derive from the alphabet.
What you hear is what you get.
The syntax makes the story precipitant.
Vibrations: soft, loud or effervescent.