Language is more than

Writing letters–
Making sounds.

Anyone could do that
             (given the chance)
But few can use their vocal cords
and their mouths
and their tongues
and their hands as tools,
contraptions of sorts.

A hammer
             to make their way through
Deaf ears
And closed minds.

A screwdriver
            to tighten up
what’s keeping together
Our humanity.

Language is more.

Oh, so much more.

It is
the music played
based on the score

Of the performer’s deepest self.