I wrote this to convey the differences I felt while learning American Sign Language. William T. Evetts


by William T. Evetts

No longer must I.
Talk with a
jumbled mouth.

Ideas flow
More beautifully
Than a spoken word
Never really mine.

Stop my hands
Nothing can
Telling tales.

No stumbling lips
Or tortured tongue.

See my hands.
They can learn
To fly.

added with permission July 3, 1999