A Composition of Melodious Words
Through the noise I hear it
the string of words floating towards me
formulating before me—
slowly, methodically, categorically, sporadically
to test out each pitch, each decibel, each tenor
on the tongue, in a thought, against another word
or an absence of one.
Melodies and mania surround the
delicate, dynamic, demonstrative
words that exist despite the
chaos and crescendo.
A thought disrupts the stillness of the mind
the way the mind disrupts the enchantment
of a thought.
listening to words
listening to music;
A melody of notes to an orchestration of words;
an arrangement of words to a composition of music.
I cling to these words
to make sense of the world,
to give voice to the world,
to communicate with the world.
Humanity’s babble mixed with the city’s grumble
and a grandparent’s garble
enhanced with life’s elixirs
swath the sky in a synchronous symphony.