Tagged: noise

quarter keeping score,

quarter keeping score,
the neighbor and i wake each
other up in the

night, toilet flushing, floorboards
creaking, a simmering silence
.
20220327:0410
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our neighbor who gets

our neighbor who gets
up at four a.m. to take
calls with a global

workforce is most likely a
baritone, reaching for our sleep
.
20220215:0511
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thirty-odd minutes

thirty-odd minutes
after midnight, the neighbors
launched half-a-dozen

fireworks, determined to
light the way for santa’s sleigh
.
20211225:0724
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the first december

the first december
in the new old home, we have
become privy to

the twilight dialogues between
the heat pipes crossing households
.
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every joint is an

every joint is an
imminent reminder of
our fragility –

we swing our legs over the edge,
one of our knees is crackling
.
20201028:1704
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the woodpecker in

the woodpecker in
the backyard camouflaged well –
all the other birds

watched, but did not learn, made noise,
but did not drum, tap, nor rap
.
20200113:0749
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january is

outside of collecting

outside of collecting
the seeds, planting,
watering, growing,
pruning, nurturing,
fending off diseases,
harvesting, picking,
and storing the
apples ourselves,
yes, we made our
pie from scratch,
like every red-
blooded american should
.
20180314:2222
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on the curb, outside

on the curb, outside
of our window, an idling
truck, predawn, weaving

its big, noisy, trucky dreams
into our great brooklyn ones
.
20180302:2359
y

please play some music

please play some music
to cover up the smashing
sound as i crush cloves

of garlic between knife and
cutting board, like winged insects
.
20171026:0840
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