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Sick, lying in bed, one morning

quietly resting, exhausted

I heard doves coo cooing to each other

then silence

Later, I heard Snow Geese honk honking to the sky

then stillness

Next, I heard Grackles caw cawing to others

then they stopped

Afterward, I heard a train whiss whistling to the world

then quiet

Gradually, I heard an 18-wheeler rum rumbling on the road

then it ceased

and in the new silence

I could hear my heart pum pumping to me

one morning, lying in bed, sick