Means of gaining consensus.
Egalitarian linking of
all who listen.
Attempt at condoning
Tales by wagging tails
masquerading as gospel.
Spit balls that change
shape as they bounce.
that empowers the sharers.
thriving in a world of dialogue.
Often just crass
cackle that cranes necks and heads in harmony.
Deceptive outlook from
the weeds … purporting clear vision from above.
- Perhaps a means to root
out aberrant behavior.
- Perhaps a legacy of
sharing that strengthens cohesiveness in the tribe.
- Perhaps the paths of
mice and men must always be illuminated by sentinels.
- Perhaps the world
becomes more interesting listening to the intrigues of
- Perhaps humans
communicate vociferously in their striving for improvement
- Perhaps focusing on the
foibles of others allays fears of personal inadequacies
- Perhaps after the horse
is let out of the gate, not even the trainer or rider can
know how it will finish.
- Perhaps human behavior
is so complex and unpredictable that discussing and
understanding it is a normal obsession.
- Perhaps life without
discovery is dull; perhaps those with a paucity of interest
outside their ‘group’ depend on its unfolding ‘dramas’ for
- Perhaps some birds
chatter mindlessly affirming their ‘aliveness’; perhaps some
are communicating … defining a territory, calling out for a
mate; and perhaps these assertions of presence and needs are
natural and self-serving much like the vocalizations of
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