The Listener



New York City is where people who are
disappearing go. It is very quiet
here, silent. A man and woman
made love below me. I could hear
the bedsprings ringing and the
woman singing in sensual pain.
My thoughts sped up as they humped
faster. Everything is dead in my room
except me and my plants. If I keep
on identifying my feelings with the
feelings of things, I too will be dead.
They are talking and laughing now. His deep
voice vibrates the air. Her laugh
is like water.
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Submitted by Robert Ronnow on March 26, 2023

Modified on March 26, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFGHIEJIKL
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 473
Words 92
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

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