Still. What a meaningful word. Static. Still.
Without movement. Frozen in position.
Thinking of it, not all it can reveal,
with some analytical precision.
Continuing along existing course.
Continue the same, say, like still alive.
At best, still champion. At worst, still false.
Movement and action from this still, derive.
Further meaning from motionless, quiet.
And there’s also nevertheless, even,
starts or ends sentence. Still. Restrain, effect.
Appease. Still objection, for a reason.
Then, there’s brew, distil, thrown into the pot.
Poet’s lifeless word can mean such a lot.