While traveling
a lot changes

in one’s mouth

Some people have short tongues
very short tongues

Others have long bottom jaws

Each of us has a most comfortable batch of sounds

a wet library of favourites
caged birds in the garden

My mouth wants to split itself apart, lips yes but also the hinges of my jaw as though looking for a tight corner to bark from

People like to ask
where did you grow up

They want to decide which of my sounds belong