Something (advances)

Howl of a child
timbre of a singer
voiceprint of a lover
catcall of an enemy
hasp of a lover

Tick of a biorhythm
catcall of a memory
resonant frequency of entrapment
silent hum of fate.

Slur of a drunk
footsteps of a guitar
creak of a tightrope
twang of an enemy
breathing of a lover

Everything (recedes)

(First published in WordThirst)