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I CanI can't fall asleep in silence.
His voice was my white noise,
A soft lullaby to send my dreams spiraling
Through a whirlwind of the insanity I think I loved.
I have now the echoes of my prayers
That seem to be lost in the wind on their way to the hearer.
Tangible tears are still silent, I must create my own lullaby.
It's been a while since I kept the radio by my ear,
Pretending any voice I heard was calling out to me
And telling me that perhaps someone might understand.
I pretended they told me that I wasn't a lost cause,
That reconciliation had never been far from my grasp,
That all I need to do is touch the hands reaching out
And I will be taken care of.
I will find sanity.
And no one will ever give up on me.
They sang an ease into my soul, a momentary lapse of insanity
As I dropped into a temporary peace of mind.
But of course, everyone must wake up.
Sahi"Listen, Sahi. Listen to it whisper to you." I held the shell close to my ear. My mother's cool hands wrapped around mine, her breath brushing against the hair that trailed down my jaw. "Can you hear it? Can you hear it telling you its story?" I kept the shell pressed to my temple like a telephone. I heard it, a shrill and silent echo.
"What is it?"
"It's the ocean, my love. When the shell swam to shore, it kept a little bit of the ocean inside of it. And now it's yours, a little bit of the ocean, to keep with you everywhere you go. You like that?"
I come home late. As the door closes, the telephone rings. I limp to the cream- coloured telephone.
"Look out the window."
"Look out the window, Sahi. Tell me what you see."
"Tsvee, I just came home. I'd much rather take a shower, change-"
"Just look out the window, babe. Just a minute of your time."
I tiptoe to the window and look through the thick glass, my free hand pulling away the silk curtain. The telephone pressed
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