acronym stands alone and credible.
in utter importance it discards the in-between.
free of further verbalization, independent of long vowels and
that impede the progress of CAPITAL LETTERS.
acronym uses more ink for one loud fact
than all indispensable, indivisible in-betweens put together.
acronym assumes abbreviation is understood,
that ideas need nothing but skeletons.
large letters, quick, efficient, cool, savvy
have left neighborhood letters behind,
small ones that slow CAPITALS down,
inconsequentials that love to be to be pronounced,
that bring assonance and alliteration when spoken openly—given voice.
in-betweens shrivel and die in dark shadows between UPPER CASES—
big letters, suave and slick, with-it and quick,
forget how the word sounds, how the world sounds
in the smallness at their feet.
acronym leaves behind
the curved bottom of y, the strong back of h,
the inclusiveness of o, the quiet invitation of b
to sit in a comfortable chair
and stay for t