Vol. 51

Issue 2

Celebrating Creative Expression at Baylor since 1966


 : Poetry

The Animal Did Not Make a Sound

Byline: Baylor Pillow


Hear that quiet?

Just another name for death.

Nobody hears nothin'


Feel the truth

Don't kill me.

Hear that quiet?

Never moral;

She never wrote back;

She wasn't listening.

— a true war story

Hear that quiet?

You've got to listen to your enemy

You hear stuff nobody should ever hear.

Something wet and yellow.

The animal did not make a sound.

Don't kill me.

Go into the mountains.

Do terrible things.

Maybe die.

Don't kill me.

War story.

Love story.

This one wakes me up


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