Unconscious gestures
have voices
the way the corner of a
mouth turns up slightly
when reading something
deep, audible sighs
foot tapping, finger drumming,
forehead rubbing
finger flicking, hair twirling,
shifting eyes and quick
glances, blank looks
and eye rolling, avoiding
eye contact
Silences speak too,
as does speaking too
rapidly or too excitedly
Downcast looks with
bent heads; bodies that
turn into themselves
have the loudest voices
Bright eyes that seem
to smile easily
Moving closer, longing
glances and rapid blinking

Unconscious gestures
have a language more
truthful than words
It’s universal; no
interpretations required
The body is the purveyor
of truth.

© Brenda-Lee Ranta 2020


of the inner life
and outer life
changing colours
to fit, to conform
to given environment

The greatest
victory of the
human experience is
the ability to merge
both the true inner
thoughts and state
of being while
admitting to
to conformity

Truly, it is the most
profound failing of
Our human nature
that we should remain
hidden behind our
true selves and
real thoughts

Truly, it is in
our journey
to becoming
authentic, that
we shall finally
be made whole.
Anything less
insults the soul
and our purpose
for living this
human experience.

© Brenda-Lee Ranta 2020