poetry

I listened

I heard something
   but there was
   nothing there—
   noises in the distance.
I heard something
   in the darkness,
   then I was awoken
   from a daydream
   in a shattered haze
to hear her calling,
   “I am me.”

I wanted to turn away,
   but I was nearly there
   out of the background
   and into the day,
I had to reach that
   farthest star, I fell.
I could hear her calling,
   “Every lifetime I have is now.”

I wanted to turn away,
   but I was living
   beyond reason, beyond hope.
I listened to the passions
   of the dragonfly,
   to the sound of
   my own thoughts.
I listened to an unknown
   language
and I realized:
   I could understand.

I wanted to turn away,
   (but) I wanted to cry
   I had salvation
and before I knew,
   I could fly.

1 thought on “I listened”

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