The First Sound

 

The First Sound

 

I screamed only once. It was

the sound the universe made when

it was born, the sound it will make

when it dies.

 

They tried to take my daughter away;

Perhaps that is why it stopped

at only one.

I think it flew out the window then,

and might still be orbiting out in space

with all the other dust particles that make up the universe.

 

Once in a while, it must pass by

close enough to pull echoes of that first and only sound

from a place I cannot otherwise access.

And I remember.

And I feel.

And I wonder.

And then it moves out of range, and

I forget.

 

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