Tagged: noise

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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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three days before heading

three days before heading
home, a ball of nerves
tumbles in the chest,
jostled and batted around
like the best
game of post-election
pinball ever played,
where the score is
already in the trillions,
you’re playing right
into enemy territory,
and all the flashing
lights, bells and noise-
makers seem to only make
the ball move faster –
keeping up is essentially
adding so many
zeroes and counting on
that slingshot save
.
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so much pain and love

so much pain and love
goes into a real shouting
match – a lifetime spent

fueling each other can wake
even the neighbors, naturally
.
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6:53 a.m., an early

6:53 a.m., an early
bird attempts to break up
the droning of cicadas,
poking small holes into
morning’s purposeless
play –
6:57 a.m., the school
bus roars by, picking
up the pieces –
we are awake,
listening,
unlistening
.
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