The Silence: A Very Loud Poem

I pound on my drums Not to make sounds But to make silence. Silencing all the sounds I hate. The tom’s deep bellow drowns out Every insecure giggle Every unnecessary apology Every backhanded compliment. When I smash the hi-hat I shatter every alarm clock Every siren Every phone ringing. My foot does not kick the bass pedal. It kicks in the teeth of Every catcall, … Continue reading The Silence: A Very Loud Poem