My Better Self (Tennis)

My better self still knows That meaning comes and goes What is it made? I do not know But meaning comes and it goes Each and every portent Of bitter substance spent Despite the effort I have planned You seem to lose what I've meant If I don't use words Then each sound goes unheard Utterly senseless without nouns and verbs Symbols suggest they are fit to possess A purposely function That cannot be met Those who created know Air is in man and blow Only the value given shows That meaning comes and goes My better self still knows That meaning comes and goes What is it made? I do not know But meaning comes and it goes If I don't use words Then each sound goes unheard Utterly senseless without nouns and verbs But symbols suggest they are fit to possess A purposely function That cannot be met If I don't use words Then each sound goes unheard Utterly senseless without nouns and verbs But symbols suggest they are fit to possess A purposely function That cannot be met My better self still knows That meaning comes and goes What is it made? I do not know But meaning comes and goes