“Universal”

We all like to imagine
that music is a universal language
musicians are no exception
but it’s as universal as all others.

We can understand it as any other language
but we do not wish to hear what we don’t want
musicians are no exception
yet we act like we are.

Maybe if we accepted
that it’s not as universal we wouldn’t care
pop, rock, country, jazz, rap, techno, and the rest
but we all like to imagine.

Music is a world of dialects
If dialects decided who you to talk to
where they rarely intermingle
and yet we call music “universal”.

I’m not saying it’s wrong I’m saying
its misunderstood
pop, rock, country, jazz, rap, techno and the rest
but we do not wish to hear what we don’t want
we do not wish to hear their stories.

But music is a universal language
or, so we wish to believe.

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