By Alan Ferland
The combined consonances
and vowels that escaped your mouth
crawl, unhurried, from across the room
into my ears. Yet, they are as difficult
to decipher as hieroglyphics.
I am not deaf; I heard you
all too well. I am not ready
to accept what is about to be fact,
which in time will be ancient history
for archeologists to uncover
from the earth with soft-bristled brushes
and placed in a museum for all to see.
Only then will the scholars
reveal how I did you wrong.
Copyright Ferland 2019