racing around me, vacuum engine growl,
Words without meaning.
Sound without sense.
There you are.
Your mouth moves,
but I can not hear you
Wherever I put you
you erupt in explosions of sound
You are a Tower of Babel
oblivious (or indifferent) to the distraction you are.
The constant cries sound like
See me! me! me!
It’d be nice if you looked at others for a while,
perhaps they need to be seen, too.
Oh, if only those
air conditioner fans would stop
then I could listen to
the summer serenading
of the frogs.
The panorama of lake and hills
lies peacefully before me.
The susurration of wind
the patter of rain on
leaves and pine needles
is mountain music.
Heaven on earth
that incessant RV A/C.*
*Recreational Vehicle Air Conditioning
OMG it just turned off! (and the very next minute the music started. Sigh).
The early morning knock
is answered with blurry eyes.
A too bright face asks if
a vehicle needs out of the garage.
The stomping above our heads
jarring us to wakefulness,
makes this so much more
Large trucks high centre on
our steep driveway, whirling tires
Asphalt is scraped, rasping.
Scraping, scouring off the shingles.
Thudding as they hit the ground.
This Monday morning,
Coffee is required.
I’m leaving for work early.
This is too much Monday
walking to the mailbox
I am stalked by mist
The lights blink through
the neighbours trees:
down town below.
It’s so black between the lamps,
I expect deep quiet,
beneath the rustle of new leaves,
but the highway hums in the distance.
Trucks travel with an insistent drone
that climbs the hill to my house,
and silence suffers
in the hustle of their incessant transitions.
25c for noise isolating earbuds May 25, 2012
Tags: buds, cancelling, ear, earbuds, isolating, noise, phones, plugs
I made these, following these instructions. They were fantastic on the planes and noisy museums in Europe. So easy! So cheap!