The Art of Tetman Callis Poems the biology of the inveterates

the biology of the inveterates

looking up the word inveterate to see if it might mean
what i thought it might mean

flipping dictionary pages to reach the word
my eyes alighted first on intumescence, then on invaginate

and i considered how lovely those two words are together

and how my love and i are ever turning to each other
inveterates that we are

(Copyright 2023 by Tetman Callis.)

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