The sound that awakens me and puts me to sleep

The touches and the voices that bring me to my feet

The unconditional and welcomed annoyance

That makes me yell, smile, laugh, and cry all in the same week

The “Ouch-es”, the “Stop it-s”, the “Leave me alone-s”, and the “Get out-s”

These phrases sound like hit records on repeat… and indeed they could be

As they are in my mind, music to me

The loudest and the most beautiful noise is never too noisy for me.

Marathon Preparation

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to participate in the poetry marathon;  I believe that this will be a most interesting challenge that will allow me to find out more about myself as a writer.  At this point, I don’t have much to say/write, but I will not worry about this tonight.  Instead, I will get some sleep and prepare for tomorrow.