Ode to Titles


You are so often ignored,

People take you for granted.

But without you in the world

Life would be very different.


You are the personality and existence

Of a person, business, or story

All wrapped into one or a few minuscule words.


Every time someone hears you,

You become a window into our being.

A small glimpse of the person

But it gives others the general idea.


You come in several forms.

In black symbols, loops or lines.

Articulated in syllables, many or few.

You dance across our tongue

Whenever we speak.


When you are announced,

You are like the "Once Upon A Time" of a story,

An introduction to a relationship.