Poem There Are People in These Words Poem by Ken Peters

there are people in these words
parchment skin on parchment
wondering eyes transing verbs
history shimmering in
half-told truths half-remembered
my transgressors and forgivers
huddling together forever
at the back of some pronoun
every word pulsing with the heat
of thighs and ideals
that held me
released me
not so long ago