In The Beginning by Alan Catlin

there was Bach
a sonata for violin and piano

“The silence between the notes
contains all that we will be.”

She said

I listened

Then there were the variations

“Music to forestall sleep
to  resist the burden of dreams.”

She said

I listened

Then there were fugues
Deep wells spiraling into darkness
raveling and unraveling as we listened

“This is where we are going.
Once we arrive there will be no returning.”

She said

I listened

“The longer we hear the music, the deeper
we will go.”

She said

I listened

Listened until I heard nothing at all

Alan Catlin
Alan Catlin is the poetry editor of misfitmagazine.net. His latest books of poetry are American Odyssey from Future Cycle and Last Man Standing from Lummox Press
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