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
where in

teeth and
eyes, bite
it but

take care not
to hurt, you
want so

much so
little. Words
say everything.

love you


then what
is emptiness
for. To

fill, fill.
I heard words
and words full

of holes
aching. Speech
is a mouth.