Explosions at Sunset

Some bombs went off at a prominent location near my house yesterday, as I was playing the piano. In truth, I got up right away and ran to the back room of our house because it’s safest…but once I had waited for a while I did go back and keep playing, with smoke in the distance.

smoke – clears – sirens – wail
I sit – my fingers still on
the piano keys –

Context

Sound also follows
the law of supply and demand:

when there is little, every sound
is loud, clear, detailed, valued, expensive;

when there is much, every sound
is lost, soft, fuzzy, annoying, cheap;

a fan whirring in a storm of electronic buzz
is just another distraction, earsore,

but a fan whirring in a silent room
is a rhythmic lilt of wind.