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Physiological Linguistics
by Jan Sand
2018-01-13 10:45:36
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Physiological Linguistics

My body speaks to me in pain,
Locates in a finger, or a toe,
It screams in silence
To let me know
And explain
Why torture touches
Depths inside my brain.
jan01_400_02For agony, to be precise
Is a signal located, not
Locally on the spot,
But in the CNS, a device
To convey the nice or un-nice
Languages, internally,
Delightful or infernally.
Have no nouns, verbs,
Or adjectives, but anyway,
Are quite explicit to elicit
Immediate response.
A stab or tickle
Is never fickle,
And even smiles have guiles
Quite wordless to communicate
What might be horrible
Or great to initiate
A reaction most appropriate.
To be smart and realistic,
There’s no need for a statistic
From a Finn or a Scot
On how to respond, to know what’s what.
Reaction must be instant for relief.
No time for the grammar carnival
To stem immediate injury and grief.
The howls of wolves, shrieks of mice
Are articulate far more than human speech.
And pierce the mind far deeper
Than any words can reach.

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