Two Ears, One Mouth


Listening beyond the words,
catch a thread that runs the clauses.
Follow it between the sounds,
linger with it in the pauses.

Cast aside the certainties
born and bred of expectation.
Entertain the possible
in a gentle conversation.

Only in the openness
of a mind that ceases spinning
while it listens, can the heart
signal hearing’s true beginning.

Sentences find freedom when
ego’s lies have been suspended,
clearing space for love to thrive
in the safety net extended.


cc-by-nc-nd Mary Boren, 2014

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