A silenced voice (April 2020)

Reasons a voice remains silent

The language a traveler uses
in one city is often useless in
The streets don’t bend
in the same way, a tongue does

when trying to impress in relationship what a leaf does

when met,
by another leaf, or stone.

Instead the absence of distance,
is neither directed by existence, or
shadowed by preference

and the agency of voice
is not the bridge of connection
or a call towards
the way home.