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talk is cheap

When sea creatures took stranglehold

And made first movements upon the beaches

Like the movement of visionaries they could not talk

Just mumble like miserable rocks that couldn’t even move

Though they had Buddha nature but didn’t have tongues

Not only could it not talk but our close cousins who still

Prefer branches and vines rather than scuffed hairy knuckles

On the everyday boring asphalt not made for any limbs

But truthfully they can’t talk either

Because in the art of talking you can talk

Or you can’t but what is more important is talking

Came before the fire and talking is the first stone

In the tablet of all civility and talking is what

Gets your brother to drop his fist and rock

And when you’re not busy idle talking is the beginning

Of all thought experiments Of all philosophies

And talking not only came before the furnace for pottery

Before that some sage said, words are easy to take back

Go ahead and find them on the wind

Talking is also necessary for the pen and if necessity is

The mother of invention then talking is the

Grandfather of all thoughtful action

Save when that action requires the first thought

As it did when we wandered onto land

Which for most creatures comes from the same place

When you talk to yourself for long long times

And long before the first word was spoken

Whales talked among their kind

Back into the uncoaxed seas.

ancient future

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