What do we mean

each time we speak

communication so often set adrift

on a sea of misunderstanding

What we try to say

becomes foggy, misty

intangible and tenuous drifting

wisps blown away in the wind

A wrong word changes things

but so does how we speak

why we speak

history of our interactions

plays its part

the mood of the receiver

to listen and understand

So anchor your words

weigh them down

fix them to a bedrock of certainty

be precise, but remember

communication is so much more

than the precision of words

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