after I had been deaf a week
I woke
to my sister singing in my ear
………………………..I sat up in bed

and did not breathe
and stared at the closed door

silent smiles and the scent of wood

if she sang again
I would sit at the piano and play along





Amy Lauren JonesAmy Lauren Jones is a graduate music major at Mississippi College, a Christian university in the Jackson metro area. In 2013, 2014, and 2016, her poetry appeared in their annual literary magazine. She was also the first woman to receive the university’s Byrd Preaching Award, and she writes weekly for The Odyssey. Other recent publications include forthcoming issues of Lavender Review and Vagabond City. Although Amy hopes to pursue a doctorate in music, she still loves to write and study poetry.

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