then what is emptiness for

Thank you, Robert Creeley, (1926-2005) for this incredible poem.

photo of Robert Creeley

“The Language”

Locate I
love you
some-
where in

teeth and
eyes, bite
it but

take care not
to hurt, you
want so

much so
little. Words
say everything.

I
love you

again,

then what
is emptiness
for. To

fill, fill.
I heard words
and words full

of holes
aching. Speech
is a mouth.