Cornhuskers/Monosyllabic

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MONOSYLLABIC

Let me be monosyllabic to-day, O Lord.

Yesterday I loosed a snarl of words on a fool,

on a child.

To-day, let me be monosyllabic...a crony of old men

who wash sunlight in their fingers and
enjoy slow-pacing clocks.