Slide this syllable and that one together and you
Get the light fading from blue through orange, purple and pink.
Put that syllable with another,
And you get laughter,
Toes dangling in the air,
Falling through the air
To thump back to the ground.
Even then, these syllables together
To the Italian or the German,
The Chinese or African.
All these syllables floating around,
waiting to be scooped up by tongue
or pen to paint the pictures
in our minds.