ODE TO TINNITUS
A distant chirp jars
my mind to the unforgettable companion
living in my head.
A multi-personality ogre whose chirp
evolves into an
A turn of my head and the left side of my brain
belting out a staccato succession
of beeps and buzzes,
The omnipotent high-pitched scream
never leaves my thoughts,
as I pound out the day
wondering if the noises I'm missing
outside my head are as boisterous as those within.