An English Lesson

Written by Dave Winnyk on 1/29/2021

An English Lesson

Who taught you how to hear

The shapes before you

In the space between your ears?

Or maybe there is no voice;

A tacet understanding

My mind cannot abide.

But in this holy moment

Of communion in your mind

We are one.

(Though it cannot be all.)

Imprisoned by words

An unchosen home

An encrypted fortune

Unless we were born

Unless we were studied

In multiple forms.

For some who look,

Nothing but lines

And their absence.