24 April, 2010 at 01:12 (Uncategorized)

You say it’s all a language game,
But what, exactly is a game?
Let’s not get onto that,
spinning like planets around each other
walking down a road.
A reference here, a reference there,
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
Something more appropriate
as we keep on spinning,
a half smile on your lips.
We keep missing the point,
bound by tongues,
minds trapped in our words.
Our eyes never quite
on the same thing
at the same time.
A game then, and I like to hear you speak,
but the language always misses
my own and the rules to the game
I never knew.
So whoever we are,
let we be them still
and for all our tongues trying
we have continued to spin around.
The road shows our footprints in the dust
coming close and spinning round,
never quite touching in our play.

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