I still struggle with it

since I was young

I’ve been fascinated

with words and their innumerable intricacies

both of meaning and of arrangement

I tire at times

of the delicate art

straining my ears for the meaning

behind the sounds

if such a thing exists

if anything exists

it must be language

binding us and bounding us

blinding and surrounding us

freeing and confounding us

just to start the day again

with more questions

fewer answers

one purpose