he sits and stares at the screen
ambient music streams
his eyes close
to fully experience
the audio

suddenly nothing else matters
only the frequencies
vibrating blissfully
through his
auditory cortex

a single tear manages to escape
slowly it seeps through
his clenched lashes
not for sadness
for elation

as he breathes in deeply
goosebumps roll across
his arms to his
finger tips
and back

he wonders how audio alone
can profoundly change
anything or everything
yet nothing
simultaneously

what a magical gift from the gods
from the universe
or something
these vibrations
the audio

i’m forever in its debt.