Post-Song Silence

Some songs travel
into the backroads of my heart,
speak as if I’d written them—
the music
the words
the vibe
sinks into every void inside me,
fills my senses
with the pleasure of feeling known—
and if I’m in the car
with the radio on
I turn it off when the song ends
because silence is the only way
to achieve reverence
after I’ve had every emotion inside me
stirred and lifted into heaven
to be explained—
so maybe you can imagine how I felt
after our ending—
how I had to pull over for a while
and exit the world into darkness
while I savored
every precious memory
while your absence sank in
while you lingered for a long time
in the dense fog of my heart
before I could return
to I still don’t know where.


Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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