Mute

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In the thick silence,
two lines curve slowly
away from each other
and towards one another,
vaguely, uncertain
blurred with the same
dusting of snow
that cups sound
and holds it away,
that scatters, mutes
and dulls fading light.
The periphery dissolves
(sensation gone to cold
then numb, vision
gone to a narrow slice
of dimming awareness).
Flanks and hollows
cradle fragments of …
what? Something.
It used to be alive.

– by PF Anderson

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