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You Don't Need to UnderstandYou Don't Need to Understand, You Only Need to Listen
Some nights, the vacancy of sleep
grows nervous under your weight
and there is a stirring in the void.
It is the sound of a little world lost,
murmuring, begging, crying,
howling in the immediacy of the dark.
Can you remember?
Remember when words smelled like pine cones,
names looked like endless holes in space,
and anger urged the nonsense
from our throats with bombast.
Remember when we built sandcastles
around our voices, lowering the bridges
only for the worthy few, who could navigate
the whirlpools of our words.
Remember when we did things right
and the ovations sent us running to the corners,
folding ourselves over and over like paper,
smaller and smaller, until the praises stopped.
Remember when we dreamed ourselves
into the fields of nothing
and the silence droned on and on
all through the night.
Remember when death was a haze
that made our stomachs sink
in the dry heat of summer,
as unfathomable and inevitable as grow
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