Unseen but Understood

these young people
understand the elderly

aware of their defiance
and the fragility of bone

how a skull was
once covered in thicker hair

and how vernacular
could be seen as singsong

or sassy or
the voice of stubbornness

and though they sift
through nouns and verbs and

enjambment
they also empathise

and never mention autumn
or other old allusions

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