I am deaf.
I can’t hear the skeptics. I won’t listen to suspicion. The sound of doubt is foreign, and faded. Negativity is noise that goes unnoticed. My ears aren’t pierced by the sting of Disbelief.
I am dumb.
I don’t speak to surrender. Don’t say a word to defeat. “Give up” and “Give in” are too small to fit inside my mouth. Quit has never been a part of the conversation. My lips don’t make the shape of Excuses.
I am blind.
I won’t look past this moment. I can’t see beyond this chance. The stare of tomorrow is blurred by the vision of today. Yesterday’s gaze is far from inspection. My eyes aren’t open to the sight of Regret.
I am here. Deaf, dumb, and blind. Numb to all they say is impossible. Naked to all they say is impure.
I am senseless…
So I succeed.
Photo by: Aaron Mello. Boston, Massachusetts. USA.