Auditory Nerve

Between nerves, the gap
is called synaptic; a ghost
raises my heart to his ear
like a conch shell-

what is he hearing?

The actual size
of eternity, the girth of
heaven is far smaller
than we think-

a wax-pale ear canal,
the volume of a heart,
the tunnel of a shell

waiting on the ocean's sand
for someone to raise it up
and listen.

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