WONDERS OF BEING HEARD
If I hush my voice can you hear me?
Don’t stop talking I’m listening.
I am listening so talk to me, talk to me more.
I want to hear more before I try.
In what language should I speak so you can understand?
Should I simply say hi or start with a poem?
If I don’t do the same as you will you understand?
Can raised volume be heard clearer?
Then why when I used to yell no one ever looked back?
I was afraid of the air because I couldn’t penetrate it.
I was afraid one day it’s going to suffocate me and I couldn’t make a noise.
It could drown me like a finless fish.
If I open my mouth will you look into my eyes?
If I move my lips will yours move as well?
I hope you don’t run away.
Sometimes when I try to talk I have to be so careful.
Because I know you don’t know if breeze or hurricane will come out of my mouth.
Are you afraid that I will blow you away?
My mouth is not a cave nor hell and I speak no thunder.
I wish you listened when I tried to speak.
I wish you looked back when I was left behind.
You would have found me, get me out of the sea.
But now it’s too late.
The water around me finally crushes in.