The Unobserved StarThe little star was sad. Quantum didn't believe in it, and that means a lot to a star. Without quantum you can't have fission, and without fission a star is nothing.The thing was, the star was alone. It was a few billion light years to the nearest gallery. It was so lonely it would put up with a name like NGC 9738 just to have an astronomer dream of it.A planet would be worth its weight in god.Eventually the star got so heavy-hearted that it collapsed into blackness. Friendships with spaghetti don't last long, but nor do unobservèd stars.
The dogs don't howl.In the dark kitchen we make cups of teaAnd our hollow stares shift from our hands to the floorThe dogs don't howlThough somehow we feel they shouldWe have nothing to sayHappiness would be unfeelingMourning is tabooIt was like this last weekToo
ListeningMy father is in the kitchenFinishing his supperMy sister is in her bedroomCrying about deathAnd I am standing in the unlit hallwayListening