words, words, words
they flow out of you and me everyday
but what do they really mean?
when we banter with our insults
only we know that it’s all a joke
others may think our relationship is “complicated”
or when i make a funny or snarky remark
and someone says, “syd, i love you”
love is one of the deepest emotions someone can feel
i don’t think my wit has impressed you so much that you’re compelled to love me
and think of all the additives, the unnecessary condiments some words have become
all the likes, the ums, the actuallys, the sos
their flavoring can leave a sour taste in others’ mouths
without you even knowing
all the words deemed by society to be “dirty”
why are they dirty?
what makes “shit” different that “shoot”?
why do censors stop people from saying what they want to say?