Cities of Noise

Comments, likes, and dislikes,
opinions and petitions and condemnations…
New York City is quieter than the internet.
I walk past the scenes,
and I look mostly at the museums and the
planetariums, try to find the gardens of thought
like the quiet places in the middle of town
to step out of the noise ~
The hidden grotto,
The doorway of an old forgotten church,
A playground at a school closed down for the summer.
Sometimes I pray for rain,
something to make the multitude go quiet,
and I resolve myself in those moments not to
be a part of the cacophony.
But the other voices are so loud that shouting seems
like the only way to go.

…I long for kitten videos…

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5 thoughts on “Cities of Noise

  1. This poem is super cool, love it. And that last line lol

    Sometimes I pray for rain,
    something to make the multitude go quiet,
    ^This is awesome right here

    • Thanks! I may need to have a Kitten of the Week feature just for sanity’s sake. I had a very short-lived blog that was the Communist version of The Daily Show (or I wanted it to be). I had a Despot of The Week and a Noble Animal of The People of the week. I might need to revive that. Thanks for the comment!

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