Dogs 2007

MAJOR CHORD
(1/18/07)


the music
is over
and
silence begins
to slice away
large chunks
of corporeal spirit
carving out caverns
where vitals
used to pulse
paring the last
clinging slivers
of soul
from the bones
until there is nothing
but a spectral skeleton
seeking some
semblance
of sound

the quiet
gently hugs
the faltering frame
preventing a fall
into an abyss
of non existence
floating there as one
over this chasm
of eternal deafness
waiting for some
deliverance
from descent

then
movement
is sensed
a weak vibration
at first
begins to rattle
these barely mortal
remains
then a hum
is faintly heard
emanating
from the bones
themselves
the reverberations
slowly recreate
the missing mass
turning the once
diminishing being
back into a flesh
and blood speaker
resonating
with the bass
of rebirth

now
life has returned
greatly enhanced
and the lower
sonic realms
are joined
by a miasma
of midrange
finally extending
to the upper boundary
of treble extremities
fully completing
this living
human symphony
no longer fearing
the absence
of external
song