The After Human Quiet


What does an apartment do
when her owner departs...
in the ultimate after human quiet ?
Do the spoons whisper of their abuse?
Does the cat run in terror
as the vacuum cleaner grits is furry teeth?
Do the tulips lower their shining heads
with no human eyes to give them praise?
Does the mattress stretch it's clothy skin
while the pillows discuss the previous nights events?
Do the windows shiver as a light rain brushes their glassy bodies...
as the couch and chair wile away the hours together?
Or is there only ..quiet .

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