I heard music so beautiful
it made me want to run away.
The strains were so painfully perfect
I wished I were deaf.
Each lilting note questioned
this fabricated veil of life,
and as the song wailed and rose,
so too did the veil,
I am deaf, blind and mute
all I can hear is your voice
cascading around me,
it makes me want to stop being.
I have nothing
and yet, there is so much beauty
in the world that I wish to show you.