* * * You can view a captioned version of this video here: vimeo.com/124592195 * * *
I grew up losing my hearing. It was a long, slow progression into deafness that started when I was six years old. I find that my grasp on communication is continually shifting, and often it is hard for me to stay afloat in the world that we call language.
This is a video of myself reciting something that I wrote.
First I recite my writing in my "normal" voice.
Second I recite only the parts of each word that I am able to hear.
For me both versions of this poem's recital sound the same.
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