Sound Machine

︎︎︎ Nathan Dragon
︎ NOV 10, 2021

What I’d said to myself (to remember).
Tonight, all I remember is that I wanted to remember what I’d thought.

Don’t forget, I thought,

about what the waves from the sound machine sound like. 
Referring to my thought,
I thought, Oooh that’s good. 

Other than waves, I mean,
I thought, lying in bed. Something.
Last night it sounded like something,
plugged in by the door.
The sound machine is making wave sounds.
And something’s missing.

Nathan Dragon
's work is in NOON Annual, Hotel, Fence, NY Tyrant, and forthcoming in The Baffler. Dragon also co-runs a publishing project called Blue Arrangements.