Hearing

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me through the words?
Can you hear me through the words that can't be spoken?

Can you hear me through the shadows?
Those broken shadows?

Say you can hear me, I want to be heard.
Say you can hear me, all through one word.

What is that word, that unspoken word?
Is it silence? Is it power? Is it whispers? Is it love?

Sorrow? Happiness? Loneliness?

I want to be heard. But I also want to be seen. What am I? What am I here for? What am I doing on this seeping planet? For hours I look at nothing.

Life is a wish. Life is granted.