She has tinnitus Says it sounds like a symphony Tones that ebb and flow into infinity Smiles and nods, faking it brilliantly Her body is failing and she can hear Everything She has tinnitus Says it’s nothing really Winces when the sound jabs too deeply Can’t stand the radio, hates to be needy The noise is like knives and she can hear Everything She has tinnitus Says it feels like a fantasy The ambient soundtrack to her every reverie The howling void outside our reality The edges are ragged and she can hear Everything She has tinnitus Says it’s like electricity Angels in the wiring screaming in assembly Incomprehensible, prone to insanity The simulation’s failing and she can hear Everything

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