T for Tom

There Is So Much Static

Posted in poem by johnsontoms on June 6, 2016

There is so much static that can fill you in

If you let it.


Let it flow and flow and


Quietly as a ringing in your ear.

‘Fore you know it, ten years by,

and still with the static.


Like waking up to a floor

Of beer bottles and empty beds

In half-lit motels

On nowhere highways.


But if the sky gets wide enough

On drives long enough

To the hills where no one lives

There the static lowers to a dull

Replaced by fresh air.


Breathe deep the pines

Sit high on vistas

Stare at the valley below

And swat away the noise like flies


The flies they are


Brought in with the rain

But this season too will pass

And give way to summer.

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  1. Steve said, on June 7, 2016 at 1:18 am

    EXACTLY !!!!

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