the world of others

books don’t make sounds
I thought
they show the pictures
and sell the words
but when I opened my mind
my ears could catch certain tones
or cries and sighs
which slipping through
danced with my thoughts

through the noises of conversations
I touched some places
tasted and smelled situations
and then I opened my heart
to dive in
and to drift
swimming in the world of others
I saw my own world

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