A Voice

How can a voice be so distinct?
The same physical pieces
make up our bodies
Throats, voice boxes, and lungs
tongues, and teeth, and lips
Yet somehow, yours is distinct
I’d know it anywhere
Whether whispering in my ear
offering advice, or chiding
teasing, or offering words of comfort
floating on a breeze
or greeting me on a radio wave…
It is yours and yours alone
It strikes my memory like an anvil
and I am smiling
at the reversal of time created
between my ear and my brain


This is a poem from my first book, In Speaking Of… A Poetic Journey from Dark to LightIt has always interested me how our minds can remember such detail when sparked by the most simple things.

~ Nikki Anne Schmutz


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