an illusion of the mind
     filling in the blanks
making the world appear continuous
so we don’t fall into spaces
between atoms

the illusion applies to hearing too
my mind will fill in words
     making up sentences
     adding my meaning
so your dialogue
appears to make sense to me

I see your lips moving
     wait don’t produce a sound
let my mind
     fill in the words
I want you to say 
I want to hear