Poemdog

Dogs 2020

Background Noise
(9/15/2020)


I hear it
more often
as I age

an ever
increasing
almost 60 Hz
hum

like God’s
refrigerator

those
with whom
I’ve discussed
this phenomenon
place the blame
upon a decrepit
auditory system

my advancing
years

I think
that the sound
is more attributed
to the retreating
me

as my own
broadcast diminishes
those emanations
of existence
are more perceptible
to me

the eternal
grinding on
of the cosmos

comforting
really

knowing
that the vibration
will continue

long after
my fleeting
tonality
has faded