Whispers

I put my ear to the ground

to listen to the heartbeat

of the earth.

 

And the earth

whispered in my ear.

The language was one

I had never heard before.

 

It sounded                                 like the beating of

.                                                  the wings of

.                                                  a hundred butterflies.

 

It sounded                                 like the purring

.                                                  in the bellies of

.                                                  a thousand tigers.

 

It sounded                                 like the sighs

.                                                  in the hearts

.                                                  of a million poets.

 

It sounded                                   like the wailing

.                                                    of an orphaned child

.                                                    to the dead night.

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