When we started
we used only the most beautiful words.
We looked them up.
We strung them together.
Then we read about minimalism
And getting to the point.
And stripping words away
like adjectives and adverbs.
Wanting to reveal what was underneath.
“To tell the truth,” they said.
“That is the goal, and you can do that
in fewer words than that.”
Not knowing yet that that was exactly the point.