Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WATCH "RWISA" WRITE Showcase Tour - Yvette Calleiro @Calleirobooks


 


Words


By Yvette M Calleiro


 


The written word and I


Are cherished friends,


Embracing each other’s thoughts and emotions


Like kindred spirits,


Dancing on clouds.


Bosom buddies who gossip and giggle


And gasp at all the same moments.


She and I are equals,


More than that, really.


We are two parts of a whole,


Complementing and complimenting the other,


Perfect beings.


.


The spoken word and I


Skirt around each other’s social circles.


We stumble around awkward pauses,


Unable to pull the perfect word or phrase


From our filing cabinet of knowledge.


Ease and grace flee without a moment’s notice.


She is more skilled than I.


She whispers her intricately woven ideas into my mind,


But her delicate strength is no match for


The hills of anxiety and the mountains of insecurity


That obstruct her path to freedom.


Before her words can reach my tongue,


They unravel into shreds of confusion,


Left unspoken.


.


If only the written word and the spoken word


Could meet…


They would live in perfect harmony.


But alas…


It is not meant to be,


Neither willing to leave her domain,


Each content to dance alone,


And I…


I am stuck in the middle,


Pulled in both directions,


Reveling in the comfort of the written word,


Needing the spoken word to survive.


But still I dream


Of the day when my words will intermingle


And a new love affair can be born.



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