naively i asked, can you trust a master
of words? (of speech sound)
yale men, harvard women, and those not
elite, all trusters of ears
say yes (but what did i expect?)
my mind though, runs to yes
and walks to no, and i, confused by this, yell
yes! at first (to appease myself)
but eventually i say babble should not be
examined by the babbler, i am young, ask the elders
naively i ask, can i trust the elders, who are they?
of whom are they?