Fiona Sampson - Deaf

Are you listening you are
listening to the world
you think but you hear yourself
over and over the dark tongue

of world its hidden places
under trees beyond the lights
darkness falling from your feet
so deep you could fall through it

forever and how loud world
is with night in the trees
like a roost of parakeets rising
the dark tongue of world

rising up through you as you
fall dear self dear
lonely self falling silently
mouthing through sound