stuck. like suck & other ‘uck’ words, the sound carries as much meaning as the word itself. mired. like tired & other ‘ired’ words, the sound carries as much meaning as the word itself. there’s some anger in those sounds. oh. & some resignation. a shoulder shrug, a sagging of the shoulders, a downward cast to the eyes, skin is even drooping, gravity (the force of it) making you smaller.
diminish. like finish & other ‘ish’ words, the sound carries as much meaning as the word itself. it is the action of gravity, pulling downward, pinning you to one spot. desperation. like exhaustion & other ‘tion’ (shun, need i say more,) the sound carries as much meaning as the the word itself. it is how gravity makes you feel, raw emotions bubbling toward the surface in spite of everyone’s good intentions (another shunning word, i might add,) which are intended to lift you up & away from the effects of gravity.
surcease. like decrease & other ‘ease’ words, the sound carries as much meaning as the word itself. gravity determines ends, never beginnings. the fall of your footstep is an end, it is a miracle (should they exist) that you are able to lift the other foot up & place it in front of the other & that forward movement is not mired in your diminishing. the goal of gravity. the end of time.
between here. between there. stuck. suck. uck. mired. tired. ired. diminish. finish. ish. surcease. decrease. ease. with which gravity pulls you down.