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.

Hidden in the openness
of a mind that ceases spinning
while it listens, quietude
leads to 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.

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2014 Mary Boren
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