Tongues The heat at thirteen. Heat from riled bodies, slow swaying, summer dark; evening service at Jesus Camp. Sheltered from the dimming forest, I drape, damp, between girls, weep— Holy Ghost fill me, give me a secret language, keep me in lambswool swaddle, soft grass, twilight, thinking nothing. My mouth edifies, garbles those holy, senseless syllables. My eyes open and I see faces of every age flush and furrow, empty and asking.