Pixabay image by Pezibear

Your voice is not a sound.
Your voice is you.

It is not air strumming your vocal cords,
slipping through your throat,
pummeling your lips.

Everything you hear or see or feel,
everything you learn and come to know
becomes your voice.

Packed in many layers, unique and responsive
to what…

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.