The drone of the motor of the car
Permeates throughout the interior of the car.
Never ending. The dull hum vibrates against my ears.
Amidst the drone one can hear the faint sound of a siren.
In traffic a car horn blasts.
A semi passes and its tires roar.
A loud muffler rumbles as another car passes.
This everlasting noise needs to stop, because I can’t hear the voices in my head.
In the office sitting in a cube, tightly contained in a row.
Two phone conversations going on at the same time,
One in front of me and one behind.
Every word said is heard.
Just outside an office a congregation of three
discuss the latest meeting subject.
A co-worker loudly asks a question over the top of the cubes to another person.
All the conversations need to stop because I can’t hear the voices in my head
Sitting in the doctor’s waiting room
Hearing the muffled conversation of other patients.
A baby cries for its mother.
An older woman loudly talks
To an older gentlemen with a hearing problem.
A voice comes over a loud-speaker
Asking for a doctor to come to a treatment room.
A nurse enters the room,
Calling a patient’s name for his appointment
All the talking needs to stop because I can’t hear the voices in my head.
A catchy sound effect tune comes from the TV.
My son is playing an addictive video game.
Co-players from the internet
Chat about the current game in progress.
Next to my son is his lap top
Playing the latest video from some female singing pop star.
Across the hall the muffled sound cartoons
From a left on TV playing in my son’s room.
All of the noises need to stop because I can’t hear the voices in my head
Sitting in the cafeteria at a table.
Monotonous conversations float across the room.
A grill chef calls out an order
While another customer requests some food.
A server from the sandwich deli
Calls out to another server for more wheat bread.
The cashier chatters,
Making small talk while patrons pay for the food.
The noises need to stop because I can’t hear the voices in my head.
The noises never stop
No matter where one goes, the noises prevail.
The noises need to stop.
I can’t hear the voices in my head.