i am the absence of silenceMature

I am the absence of silence
in a crowded room - stuffed full,
bursting at the seams with emptiness 
and the heavy footfalls of leaving and
goodbyes, simultaneously.

You are the quiet that settles
the night sky, that coats the stars
in light, that takes crystals as small
as granules of sugar and makes them
burn hot and bright and wild.

The End

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