People don’t listen.

People don’t hear.

Most people have so much

noise in their heads

it overwhelms their ears.


They will forget your name.

They will forget your face.

They will forget your elevator speech,

the time and the place.  


So when you become one

who quiets her mind,

who resists preparing his rebuttal

while someone else is given their time,

you become one who

hears and listens,

and this becomes your gift to the world

which makes all the difference.