Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing.
I now wish to say something to you without using words:
Did you get that? Probably not, but I assure you you would not be
displeased. In other words:
It came to me, recently, that all of us would get along so much better
if we spoke in this extraordinary manner. We could say things
we really mean–delightful things, lovely things, meaningful things
that would never hurt or harm the soul. For instance:
Wasn’t that nice? Of course it was, but regrettably, you’ll never know.
You just have to take my word for it.
J.D.Heskin lives in Duluth, Minnesota. His work can be found in many print and online publications such as Candelabrum, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Midwest, Southern Ocean Review and Snakeskin.