Listening is Healing


I was told
that listening is
waiting
remembering
both what you want to say
as well as what is being said
smiling
laughing
enjoying
giving the other person
confidence
to explore their thoughts
listening is not
sacrificing your time
or being patient
although you don’t really care
or understand
patience suggests tolerance
in listening
of something
unpleasant
there is no need
to think this way
listening is an exercise
of value
where is it
what am I meant to learn
that the other person hasn’t learned yet
and when oh when
do we stop them
the talkers
who don’t like to listen
where is our time
lost in the time
of the other
when can I express it
that thing
that calling
that desire to be heard
listening is only one word
open
talking is two others
to it
how many times I would have liked people
to get to the point
and they never did
they just wanted to be heard
listening is
open
healing

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