The radio plays —
quiet now –Mother will come in
to tell us to turn it off.
Lower still. Maybe it’s off already.
We’re hearing memories. We’ll let them go too, and still
hear the memories of them.
Who is this Mama who listens for us,
and does she really care for us?
Stay away now, Mother. The radio
is off. The music all around us —
and you, and your mother, and hers,
going back —
will be there when we wake.
No receiver, no Mother, no ears.
Traveling by night.
The starlight will come in and
go out, now, and still, going out, coming in.