Monday, October 3, 2011

The Sound Of Noise

A fan’s hum, microwave beep
Whistle blow, skitter-scatter of four furry feet

Muffled voices through a wall
Lustful lovers shagging in a stall

Street sweepers, beeping trucks
Children’s games gone amuck

Clink-clank of dropping weights
Soapbox extremists preaching hate

Turning stiles, train track clacks
Automated prompts, microphone feedback

Barking dogs at the run
Timer ping, massage all done

Construction workers’ catcalls
Belligerent drunks in bar brawls

Screaming protesters on the street
A breaking cab’s halting screech

All these sounds I avoid
By streaming my own melodious MP3 noise