The more words I found
the more they failed me
a rudimentary and handicapped way of communicating, at best
never emoting and expressing or putting anything to rest

A sigh
a smile
a tear
a grunt
pinching of lips
making of fist
folded hands
a vacant look
arms flung wide
a glance up to the sky
communicate a whole lot more
more than words ever could
these don’t need to be translated
don’t need to be taught
don’t need to be followed up by
sorry, you misunderstood me a lot.

Photo by meo from Pexels

Inspired by V.J’s challenge, http://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/18/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-73-whole/