silence of sleep

I listen to the darkness
eyes pressed shut

the stillness ringing
in my ears like church bells at six
before mass
a wedding

I listen for your breaths

a funeral
stillness
too quiet to sleep

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  1. billgncs
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 05:47:50

    this reminds me of nights
    when awake in silence
    tempered by the old house’s groans
    and whispered breath
    blankets for two, swaddle one
    and as my shoulder and back report
    the coolness of the air
    I wonder if I live.

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