the man in seat 20K MAG

July 31, 2014
By OzymandiasAengus PLATINUM, Bronx, New York
OzymandiasAengus PLATINUM, Bronx, New York
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Incandescent.
It's the first word that comes
To mind in this
dark
crooked
knee-
hating
incandescent place, I can't escape
the word,
that word.

In – can – des – unt
Like so many things
it becomes ugly when undressed,
stripped
down to its mere
filaments, – incandescent
Incandescent

Incan descent?
That noble empire who lived
With the
the, um, pyramids?
Something about
No, wait, that's the May … azte … cinandescent
Damn.

Incandescent.

i n c a n d e s c e n t
Ah well, the glow's gone. Good night.


The author's comments:
Sometime in the early morning on an airplane, flying to Rome. I can't sleep. And I can't get this word out of my head. Does that ever happen to you, that you happen on a word and you just want to keep in saying it, because in that moment it tastes so nice? No? Well, I'm a bit more of a word nerd than most, I guess.

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Alia_S BRONZE said...
on Jun. 27 2015 at 6:28 pm
Alia_S BRONZE, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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Lovely... and rather incandescent in itself. :) This fellow word nerd enjoyed it.




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