Aftermath

The sibilant hiss
of fridge slays
this silence –
I am numb,
hummed,
lulled
by sleepiness –
slippery echoes
of weekend’s voices
linger, ring
in my ears,
the disruption
ending so abruptly –
I am rendered
listless, fuzzed.

(Onomatopoeia is the prompt tonight at dVerse, hosted by Bjorn.)

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36 comments

  1. Oh, I know that feeling, V.J., which you have captured so well from the ‘sibilant hiss’ of the fridge’ to the ‘slippery echoes
    of weekend’s voices’ and the wonderful wordplay of ‘linger, ring / in my ears’ – so nicely done!

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  2. As someone who has battled insomnia, I found it strange that the busy-ness of the mind can override the fatigue of the body, making you hypersensitive to every noise. Nice rocking of the prompt.

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  3. Smiling I am. This reminds me of our earlier days as grandparents when we’d have the little ones over for a 2 or 3 day stay, all that activity and buzz filled with chaotic noise and always love…and then they’d leave and we’d close the door and just go sit. 😊

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