language of the birds

the boy who is
“not quite right”
refuses to stay
in line, nearly 12
to look at
but still a child

he speaks an
invented language
shrilly, trillingly
playing hide-
and-seek
by himself

being human
beings we
feel we can’t
help
but label
everything
assigning
safe
categories
to what
we see

my own child
looks to me for
answers
questioning
the other boy’s
behavior
i shrug my
shoulders
and say

maybe
his world
is illuminated
by a different
spectrum
of light

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About Lorem Ipsum

Just some guy trying to figure out where the "on" switch is hid on the remote control—ah, forget it. Because, you know what, I'm also the kinda guy who always likes the book waaay more than the movie! View all posts by Lorem Ipsum

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