My ears are dull

My ears are dull.

They do not hear the single threads

you hear in the harmony.

 

You say that love has many voices –

love is many voices –

braided, sometimes tangled,

voices tied in rope together.

 

My eyes are dull.

They do not see the single colours

you see in the rainbow.

 

You say that love has many colours –

love is many colours –

winding, sometimes twisted,

colours kaleidoscoped together.

 

I hear the chorus, not the voices,

until your voice stands out from others.

I see the rainbow, not the colours,

but without your colour there is no rainbow.

 

My heart is full.

It feels the endless ribbons

of colour, of voice,

that hold our hearts together.