word swallowing

it was like
she’d swallowed
the dictionary

not because of her
voluminous vocabulary
and vaniloquent verbosity

but the fact she had
an abnormally ample
Adam’s apple


Favourite Words

We spent the evening discussing our favourite words,
Exploring the entire lexicographical spectrum.
You had a penchant for pipette and plectrum,
A fondness for fondant, frippery and flimsy,
Plus other words of whimsy.
I spoke of spatchcocks, stirrups and surly,
Hosanna’d hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly
Until you told me to shut up and leave
As the next morning you had to get up early
To feed your Uncle Cecil’s pigs.