People on the planet? A quick search reveals there are seven
point five billion. My handy calculator powered by the sun
tells me this is two to the thirty-second people (give or take a power)

I record my voice, I hum an A, 440 Hz pure tone
that I bounce to a second track, so now there’s two of me

I repeat – four – again and there’s eight, for thirty two times
(give or take a power) until I achieve a chorus of me
of seven point five billion

I sit there under headphones
in perfect surround, the volume way up

I am all that there is

© Chagall ∞

Dear Reader: this is a rewrite of a 2013 post of the same name.