We delve

into a magic hat of names.


Casting sounds:

accidents of the lips,

the best bits.

Big bangs of stresses,

consonant tricks;

letters that take turns on our tongues.


An explosion of vowels, alliteration

constellations of syllables

a word that travels through time.

The anticipation.


Casting names.


We fish favourites

from the past

Albert, Leonard, Clara, Coco

ripples of vowels.


One by one we test them

watch them align

fireworks of the lips.

The coos, the nods, the ah’s

as we catch your name

with a net

and it flutters

in our hands.