TO MICHAEL

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To a verbally challenged man

Submitted: March 31, 2015

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TO MICHAEL

Your mouth moves in a different way.

Words are but signposts.

All the little ones, without tags,

like so many identical pins.

I weep with you over their vastness,

your endless searching for connection.

I marvel at your going on as a blind man.

You see—you want—you reach, but cannot grasp.

Your vocabulary is halves and opposites.

Tomorrow, yesterday, the days run as colliding trains.

Your hours are numberless.

Your strident laugh is both sword and shield.

I watch the walls that press you and wonder that you breathe.

But you are not adrift: anchors secure you,

rustless cables support your every move.


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