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Word for Word

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

One from last night's Poets with Parkinson's open mic

Word for word


You speak and I don’t hear you,

then I say what you said.

I just said that, you say.


Did you, I say, I didn’t hear.

We stand watching the traffic flow and

you speak and I don’t hear you,


Then I say what you said,

and we wait for the green light.

I just said that, you say.


We watch the buses and taxis go by

while we wait for the green light and

you speak and I don’t hear you.


And I say what I say

and you don’t hear me.

And then, you say what I said.


I just said that, I say.

Did you, I didn’t hear you, you say.

And we stand by the roadside waiting for the green light

and we say what we say,

word for word.

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不明なメンバー
2023年12月07日

It's a lovely glimpse into growing old together. Or is it about our failure to communicate as a society? Or both? Who cares. I like it

いいね!

Stephen Kingsnorth
Stephen Kingsnorth
2023年11月30日

This proves as good in reading as it was in hearing.

いいね!
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