Three Oddest Words

Three Oddest Words
by Wislawa Szymborska

When I pronounce the word Future, 
the first syllable already belongs to the past.

When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.

When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no non-being can hold.



This tattoo will always remind me that words are never just words. They are complete entities and experiences unto themselves.