And_The_Stars_Laughed

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on listening

May 19, 2020

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i. listen  
/ˈlis(ə)n/ 
verb  
"give one's attention to a sound."

ii. flesh draped in curtains behind the tendrils of your hair. do you
hear the wind?
its right             there
sluicing cross brown curls & dancing toward
your eardrums: [stuffed and full like Christmas dinner] don't you see? 
there are vibrating strings bouncing through the world, sound & waves & light
that flourish our existence, tulip petals & daffodils blooming from our skulls;
why don't you hear me?

iii. sometimes i scream crackle-hot coils of burning inferno
but you can't listen under the pitter-patter of rain that sears
through the canyons of your mind. 
 
“There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.” —Jalal ad-Din Rumi 

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