Mother Tongue

If I spell the words
but do not speak the language
am I a preacher?

If I carry the weight
but is not weak
am I of bravery cut?

If I tell the story
by no one hears
am I making a difference

You spoke the language
without knowing the words
⁃ that is, bravery

You could not understand
but yet told the story
⁃ that is, carrying your weight in gold

you were weak
yet a preacher
⁃ that is, making a difference

Gryning Konfunderat Skymning Stimulierat
Classical Saxophonist A Lunde Garden of Eden Anderson's Lumberyard The Oval Office
Breakfast in Bratislava
The Captain's Mess
copyright © 2011