Waves

I wish the sound of the ocean could
drown out the constant ringing in my head.
If the ringing was gone, then the only sounds 
I would hear right now would be:
 
the waves gently crashing on the beach
the wind rustling through palm fronds
the flip-flop of sandals on the boardwalk
katydids singing in the trees
the turning of pages at my side
the calls of seagulls and pelicans 
competing for the day's catch

Sometimes I barely notice it;
when I'm deep in conversation or 
my attention is otherwise engaged.
But it's moments like this 
when I wish it would go away.
When all I want to hear is 
the sound of the waves.

Do you have a comment or feedback?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s