REst in Peace/pieces

where have you been

I asked rest in peace

she said

I left you with noise

so you could know

sound and silence best

but did you I asked skeptically

devise a plan dubious

to unsettle me

who am I

she laughed

peace or pieces is your choice

isn’t it really?

the cat meowed

the kittens clawed at the door

Steady said the universe

planting a kiss on my forehead

I hugged her tight.