white noise

jazz beats
with razor edge
icicle-tooth sound
should not be
white noise
erasing cartoon
& movie soundtracks
played too loud
in the background
while I write

because that jazz
threads its way
easy and teasing
into my words

& I lose
what I should have said
hummed away
when words don’t fit
the beats I snap
with my pulse

or keep time with
fingers playing
this keyboard of letters
instead of piano keys

the muse
is happy either way
it’s all music
whether typed or played

she just wants me
to keep on
with this humming

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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11 Responses to white noise

  1. nelle says:

    …and you do!

  2. Girl, what were you listening to! You forgot to invite me! Lovely notes you wrotre! Deb

  3. Rhonda says:

    Jazzy sfam. But then, you always are!

    • 🙂 thanks, hon–wow, you are doing some serious catch-up here…

      • Rhonda says:

        I must ALWAYS leave you for the end of my days lately…you are OOOOZING sfam. My word! But oozing is such sweet poetry. I’m still not done. Don’t rush me!

        • LOL, will not rush you! I am leaking poetry everywhere–and mind you that does not include the 1 I showed you earlier and 2 more–think (I have struck an artesian wellspring. QUICK–get me a cork for it before I hemorrhage…

          • Rhonda says:

            No cork…start canning! Isn’t that what gardeners do with the fruits of their labor. Can it girlfriend. LOL And yes, have been waiting for the secret garden…for 1. Although, one you posted today made me wonder for a minute. I am on my way back to read that one again. You need a BOOK!

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