(Written before attending Regis College) Why? Why must words be useless? Because there are so many of them? Because they do not tantalize or shock in the moment? Because they are not paced at the clip of an action-packed movie? You, reader of words, hearer of sounds partaker of crowds and follower of news, the dialogues, monologues, documentaries, dinner parties and at days’ end a list for more – do you seek words for what is still unexpressed? do you fear too many words will burden another, or too much silence will be misinterpreted, or use words to avoid communication when their purpose is to find a category, a label, a solution for what is gone and what is to come? Give me the throb of a bass guitar and let the vibrations shake my coffee cup and numb me lest words find me and speak. For I am not ready for words unless they are stripped of their conveniences when my mind’s eye will see the flap of their wings flying agendaless towards you.