Friday, March 9, 2012

Aural Sects

Here's a little piece that deals with random sound. I have another that deals with smell; I'll post that sometime in the next week or so.


Cacophony of the clock's alarm
     (and the itty bitty tick ticky if you awaken mere seconds before it explodes)
Crotch rockets roaring
     (unsuspecting drivers with coronary reactions)
Obese neighbor screaming “Harder, Joshy!”
The intimidatingly muscular neighbor hollering “Yo, neighborhood up?”
     (luckily, he refers to you lovingly as “Big Dawg”)
Mentally disturbed vagrant in the alley mumbling about the government
The cadence of sports fans stomping and clapping in unison
     (as you wonder what you're missing)
Dogs barking because other dogs are barking because other dogs are barking
A teenage girl sobbing at the bus stop as her walkie talkie phone whirrs
     (the battle cry of a man defeated by technology that is smarter than he)
Somebody angrily honking at never-ending traffic, wishing their car could sprout wings
The soothing beep of the heart rate monitor as you rest in your final bed

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