Dogs 2007

60 HERTZ HUM
(3/6/07)


the frequency
is inescapable

the fluorescent
lighting
chatters away
all day
at work

outside
heating and air
units
emit their
monotone mantra
about the city

home
in the kitchen
to fix a simple meal
and the refrigerator
sings us
the same
tired song

even
in bed
the yammering
of the yard light
comes in clearly
through the
windows
and walls

we are all
plugged in
sun or no
subtly vibrating
to a numbing metronome
hyper heartbeats
of a creature
too diffuse
to discern
by name

we cover
our ears
pointlessly
already knowing
that the single
note symphony
dwells within

it is
a human
number
and it
marks
us all