clamor

clamor

twenty-four-hour news
social media rants
raucous human noise

instead
thunderheads
in rising wind

first the plunk
of single drops
then the downpour
a steady thrum
on the roof
the silence inside

softens my body
mind emptied
I choose
the clamor of rain

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

3 thoughts on “clamor

  1. Linda

    total silence
    then the big frog
    then the sound of war
    Oh just Hawaiian’s doing fireworks
    More silence
    Then the rain
    Like a fire hose
    Opening on the roof
    And again silence

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