Why is it that I’m left wondering often these days
What exactly is it that people are trying to say..
I believe I have over English language a grasp quite good
There is no reason that most writing in contemporary English should
Be inscrutable to me, yet often I find
Words that leave me scratching my mind
To their exact meaning, many of them seem to be new
They seem to have risen in the last decade, out of the blue
Seen everywhere on instagram, often by hashtags preceded
They make me feel like my gray cells have receded..
Then there are words that seem to have jumped out
From the pages of a dictionary, no doubt
I have to exercise my mind to translate
Exotic words that carry excessive weight
Perhaps reading difficult words is a taste acquired
That has evaded me, or maybe I am not wired
To comprehend language when straightforward it is not
Or, maybe, here is the final (and likely true) thought:
I am growing old, my mental faculties have declined
Such that new words (and concepts) are not grasped by mind..