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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 51
Issue 2

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
The Animal Did Not Make a Sound
Baylor Pillow

 

The Animal Did Not Make a Sound

 

Hear that quiet?

Just another name for death.

Nobody hears nothin'

Listen

Feel the truth

Don't kill me.

Hear that quiet?

Never moral;

She never wrote back;

She wasn't listening.

— a true war story

Hear that quiet?

You've got to listen to your enemy

You hear stuff nobody should ever hear.

Something wet and yellow.

The animal did not make a sound.

Don't kill me.

Go into the mountains.

Do terrible things.

Maybe die.

Don't kill me.

War story.

Love story.

This one wakes me up

"Oh."