LISTEN

Listen.

Don’t wait to speak.

Just listen.

Shut the mouth of your mind.

If you just listen,

You’ll hear what I want you to say,

What I need you to say,

Or not say.

Stop grabbing at fragments

When I’m trying to give you the whole craft.

Stop scraping for crumbs

When I’m offering you the whole feast.

And stop hearing mere notes

While the symphony passes by.

Be here,

Here,

And hear what isn’t here,

What isn’t said;

But is being so loudly communicated.

Love me enough to listen.

John R.A. Harper
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