Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Comedy Sign Sisters


Comedy Sign Sisters



You don't need ears,
to laugh at what they say.
A flurry of tiny gestures,
brings another into hysteria.
They grin and tap away,
fingers cross palms, signals,
echoes fill the air.
Their audience rapt, attentive,
brightening with every touch.
Ears blocked, perhaps broken,
vocal chords trained another way.
But here they create joy,
a pretty light comes to birth
between the three of them,
when sparkling eyes speak.
And I have learned to listen,
more intensely with my eyes,
to the laughter in their voices.