I am unsure when my need for wishes was louder
But through staccato beats, my heart hums a steady plea: Louder

Bird songs strip me of composure, leave my thoughts naked
In depths of darkness, I beg of you: Love me louder

Trying to find immortality in crystalline
Sugar cubes and too much caffeine, just to see louder

Skin folded kindly, with just the right amount of starch
I iron you out for all the world to see, be louder

Hushed sounds tickle as tendrils of hair fall against my
Neck like pencil-drawn capillaries, agree: Louder

Amidst a yawn, the dawn whispers: Come, Elly, wake up
And, peaking from my covers, I emerge: free; louder