Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Seeing them last week
on the subway
reminded me
how compelling I find
their language
an encapsulated world

Hands flying
all a-flurry
saying everything
they want to say
in full public view
but completely obscured
from us

They speak true
all body
all language

How can they hide
or be covert
when their bodies
betray their meaning

But you must look
more closely
we all reveal
sometimes just a ripple
of the underlying reality

The twitch of a finger
almost imperceptible
curl of lip
glance of eye
or failure
to react
we give it all away

Pay attention to the telling


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