14 August 2009

Ringing In My Ears


A little space for quietude
replacing noise that pays
for it – a place I can relax
into the mood which helps
me write

Although rash judgements
aren’t my specialty I’d like
a less rambunctious way
to process avocados
which I grow

the machine which powers
the thing which cleans
and grades them has
an unrelenting signature
of raucous noise

my ears will ring for hours
(actually – they have for
years and background
noise resides there for

possibly explains the
radio unlistened to on loud
all day – something that
can short or vague the
ringing in my ears
© 30 June 2009, I. D. Carswell