THE CIRCLE OF INVENTIVENESS – PART 3

Hi, Provoke. HOW-ARE-YOU?

Hi Deaf, ME WELL. YOU HERE FOR?

SOMETHING ME ASK YOU WANT.

YOU WANT WHAT?

WAIT, ALL-DAY TV YOU WATCH, YES?

YEAH-ALL-DAY TV ME WATCH.

MEAN YOU FREE SO, ME WANT YOU DO WHAT? HELP INTERPRET FOR WHO? HEARING ME BRING CAN IF YOU DON’T-MIND ME DO-DO-DO.

HEARING?

YES-HEARING.

WELL-SURE.

Hi.

HIM YOU WANT ME INTERPRET?

YES PLEASE.

Hi, what is your name?

Hearing.

Well, Hearing, he wants me to interpret for him and you.

Yes, he told me by a written note.

SO.

YOU-TELL-HIM ME WANT HIM DO WHAT? HE-TELL-ME WHAT BEFORE HE WANT TO-TELL-ME?

He wants you to tell him what you told him before you came here.

I told him that he should read my lips because I cannot sign.

HE-TELL-YOU YOU SHOULD HIS-READ-LIPS WHY? HE SIGN CAN’T.

NO, THIS NO-NO-NO. BEFORE THAT.

He said, no, not this. Before that, you told him that you couldn’t sign.

He must go to see Reduction.

YOU GO SEE REDUCTION MUST.

NO-NO WAY.

He said, no, no way.

If he is not going to see Reduction, he knows what might happen to him.

SEE REDUCTION NOT KNOW YOU WHAT REDUCTION LIKE DO-TO-YOU.

ME KNOW THAT WHY ME TALK HIM ABOUT WHAT? ALONE ME YOU LEAVE.

He said he knows Reduction that’s why he wants you to leave him alone.

You don’t understand. If you don’t go to him, you will be dead!

YOU NOT GO THERE YOU DIE.

FINE ME GO THERE WHY ME KNOW HIM DANGER.

He said he will go there because he knows that Reduction is dangerous.

Great.

GREAT.

ME GO THERE WHERE?

He said where he must go to?

Mountain, the one he knows.

MOUNTAIN THIS YOU KNOW.

THANK-YOU BUT ONE THING ME WANT TELL.

He said thank you but there is one condition.

What is it?

WELL.

IF HEARING WITH-ME THEN ME GO THERE.

He said he will go there to Mountain if you go with him.

No, please.

HE SAID WHAT?

Sigh.

©️ Ismael Mansoor

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This Engrained Heart

I am a Deaf male, and I write what comes my mind. I have been creatively writing since 2010, and from there has been growing my excitement and passionate for my poetry and writing.

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