The reason people hum

When they’re alone is because

The silence is too loud.

There’s too much space, the sky

Is too heavy,

And the sun’s constant

Over the shoulder

Relentless glare

Calls too much attention to the back

Of the eyelids.


Call it a wish,

The belief that silence is quiet,

That a simple utter can make

Curtains blaze

And thunder crawl across clouds.

When the shadows grow too tall,

And when hallways stretch,

When all of the sound in my body

Screams inside the back of my neck,

Some days I want to do something rash.

Like catching lightning in a bottle.

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