I read about a soundproofed room
so silent that no person lasted
more than 45 minutes within it
silence so complete that
internal psychologies break down.
It starts with an awareness of breath.
Ears ring. Blood pulses pulses pulses in veins.
Heart pumps its thud and thunder.
Muscles slip noisily about under skin.
Food gurgles through the digestive track.
Joints creak and grind, creak and grind.
Without data, the mind makes its own.