The nature of silence (A poem)

I spent yesterday watching Japanese movies checked out from the library. This poem was inspired by クローンは故郷をめざす (The Clone Returns Home)…

Silence marks the moment
of the separation
the border between
end and beginning
the space where everything changes

When the sound comes back
it is sudden, deafening
the discharge of a hundred atmospheres aflame
Into the awakening
everything changes

From silence to noise
and back again
over and over

It’s amazing
the things we get used to

(17 October 2015—posted October 18th)