A Deaf Man by Mark Waldrop

Billy had crystal blue eyes

A small mouth

And long hair to cover up his

Hearing aids.

He told me once, with his hands

How he liked to submerge

His head in water and yell

So loud he could feel it.

“I can hear myself that way,” he signed.

“What does it sound like?”

He smiled and whispered with his lips,

“A Deaf man.”

1 Comment

Filed under Mark Waldrop

One response to “A Deaf Man by Mark Waldrop

  1. I really, really liked this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s