1. A Thousand and One Nights
A thousand and one songs for a thousand and one nights. He remembers each of them; he remembers too, her beloved voice, her quiet laughter.
Untutored fingers tremble on silver strings; the notes shimmer, star-spray in the summer air.
Sound, shivering to silence. This is his voice; they will speak again, mother and son, and the shadowed gulf of death shall not divide them.
His heart is heavy with guilt and grief.
One day, perhaps, he will sing to the dawn and the evening star. One day, she shall hear him in her quiet grave by the sea.
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