My Husband Tries to Record the Sound in His Ear

My Husband Tries to Record the Sound in His Ear

My Husband Tries to Record the Sound in His Ear 1920 960 Jessica Dubey

I picked up a shell on the beach
it held     the ocean
when he turned to me at night
I heard the same wave
crashing in his ear
He said     it sounded like madness
begged me to draw it out
it takes a special kind of talent
I told him     to siphon the seas
from the body of one man
I asked him     how long
had the water flowed through him
He said     he was a mountain
when it started
now he’s a grain of sand

Header photograph © Sue Michael.

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