Learning to Talk

one by one
words leave your tongue
and make their way
across the table

sailing smoothly
ready to be
understood
with any luck at all

making your lips move up and down
turning your feelings into sounds
learning to talk again

the first ones
might not come out right
but don't give up
say what say what

i mean to say
with each new day
another word
another phrase

making your lips move up and down
turning your feelings into sounds
learning to talk again

now sound out
this short biography
we were, we are
we will always be

and as soon as we speak fluently
when silence falls
it'll be an altogether different kind
than the one we left behind

making our lips move up and down
turning our feelings into sounds
learning to talk again

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