An Utterance

Jonathan Bean —

An utterance can open doors
Make birds sing a sowing song
Pattern the rain in calming doses

An utterance can be an ugly thing
A forked whip striking the tongue
A poisoned pen with ink that burns

An utterance can paint the town
The color determined by it’s content
The breadth by what’s internalized

An utterance might lead the way
to wondering what this is
If this is the way we understand
If it matters if it is