Do the words themselves have meanings?
Take care. A cat can care without
Meaning anything; a meaning
Can signify care but not care.
Sister Miriam (Jessica),
As love’s ambassador to God,
Remembered rainbows and Gaelic
Kildeers of Tetragrammaton
As words without meaning but there.
There. There in the Mappa Mundi,
Along with the fabulous beasts,
Are words themselves as chimeras,
As much as to say, Here we are,
Pieces of the actual world,
Heads resembling information,
With meanings for our bird-like wings,
Clawed like lions but not breathing,
Swimming shriveled seas of dreams.