And then a whisper

 “I will break you in ways you never even knew were possible.”

(a plea)

 

Listening imagines itself to be active. It’s not impossible to imagine that the idea of hearing. “what does it mean?” I ask this more than I can.

Still, I have no answers.

I have thought

and thought myself into corners made of words and nightmares

and what has it gotten me,

but more thoughts.

a currency that only buys more currency

– Neil Hillborn

 

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Somehow the drift is caused between a rock and a cold couch.

Somehow the drift is caused between life and ways of living.

Somehow the drift is caused between ideas and ideology.

Somehow the drift is caused, carrying bodies.

 

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but, what does it mean?

Don’t you know?

How can I?

How can you not?

 

*

Speak, she was told. For the listening would happen in time. For the listening would happen in time.

Forthelisteningwouldhappenintimewouldhappenintimehappenintimeintimetimtimtimmtopmiempimapinmocinsonosancoasjnoans

 

(No one told her that they would not be listening in the same language)

 

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do you see now? We are nothing but versions of ourselves.

(but, what does it mean?)

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Instead, broken bodies roam the streets pretending to be whole.

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