Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week, the word is ‘Vernacular’ with a word count of 90. As a linguist, I am of course delighted by the word choice… Yay!
Here’s the link to the prompt post: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/06/11/weekend-writing-prompt-263-vernacular/
The creases of our lives
When it comes to the core,
love, joy, hope,
the creases of our lives,
I don’t want to be flattened
by your finest tailored voice.
Deception, a laundered mockery,
in plump, pompous tongues,
propped up by tight cummerbunds.
My heart won’t bind
with starched, formal attire
and cloth of gold courtesy.
I want the threads of your syllables to come home.
Weave your prose
with the comfortable stretch of small words.
the ragged fabric of our souls’ vernacular,
no pockets to hide in,
no ironing required.