poems by Rena J. Mosteirin

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Tell Me


1
Ailier means thank you and rain season.
Rivan means that which sustains you,

food/water, wet love/heat, heat/shelter
also, this word means winter.

Yment means the place you sleep when your house burns down,
this is the word for springtime as well.

Thlyank is the place you go when the love is dry
and the food is too wet to eat, also, summertime.

There is no word for autumn, no autumn, in fact,
but ten new words that each mean the flight has been delayed.

2
Ailier means
thank you for coming.

Rivan means
we hope you enjoy our country.

Yment means
give money so that we may build new buildings.

Thlyank means
your name here.