No Talk

It’s amazing to me that much can be said without uttering a word.

Danny makes a writing gesture by scribbling on his palm.

Chorito points her finger toward her mouth when she wants me to know it’s time to eat.

She points to my backside meaning do I want to go to the bathroom.

She gestures brushing her teeth, meaning I should.

Hand gestures have been around for “eons” of time.


Should I stop writing, I ask you.

Thumbs up or down?


(October 30, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.