The Quiet

Note: the words here are spaced out to reflect pockets of space, time, and silence. Best rendered on desktop or tablet, but also works on a phone.

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it is 11:14PM

and i am           alone

surrounded

solely by

tonight’s silent symphony,

featuring:

the soft crackle

of steam                            from the kettle

  as               I           dry

the stovetop’s

daily

drippings;

the shifts

and

creaks

from                within               the              house

accompany me

as I pad

about;

while the steady                       gurgling

of the heating

unit

sings

              along

                            with the

pensive

               din                                of the                                                    refrigerator

all

in

rhythm

                 to

                             the

                                          crack of my toes

                                           on wood boards

transitioning

to the

squeal of

the carpet

under my feet.

crossing

to the

window, I make out

the back

and

forth stream                 of                    cars

in the distance

which fade in       and        out

against the silky rustling of pages

     as I settle in the corner,

looking up

for a moment

to exhale,

   breathe,

and take in

     the quietness of things.

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