They can say what they need to say
more efficiently. Over the sound of cars
or the ocean, very distinct if you're noticing,
like a shoe being pulled off a foot
or the monochromatic hum of bees
whose DNA is precisely magnificent.
One hole is enough. What falls in it
isn't particularly important. The act
of catching the wary off guard, shooting
a bullet just missing the heart
or pulling the string that unravels
the ball is far more interesting.
Fools won't hear the message over
the noise of their mouths. Nor the singing.