Saturday, February 25, 2012

Anecdotal Valentine

In the school of the sun
I attended when young
I would fall asleep in classes
and sing off-key in choir
until the cantor told me
not to sing anymore
to just mouth the words
I could not imagine
how it killed my vocation
I meditated on it night and day
but the perception of one’s
motives is a moral perception
and just in knowing that
I grew as an internal singer
and amateur musicologist
I speak in tongues today
in a way I never could
imagine singing then

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