A Composition of Melodious Words

A Composition of Melodious Words

Justine Akbari

Through the noise I hear it
the string of words floating towards me
formulating before me—
slowly, methodically, categorically, sporadically
with pause
to test out each pitch, each decibel, each tenor
and resonance
on the tongue, in a thought, against another word
or an absence of one.
Melodies and mania surround the
delicate, dynamic, demonstrative
words that exist despite the
chaos and crescendo.
A thought disrupts the stillness of the mind
the way the mind disrupts the enchantment
of a thought. 

Reading music
listening to words
reading words
listening to music;
A melody of notes to an orchestration of words;
an arrangement of words to a composition of music.

I cling to these words
to make sense of the world,
to give voice to the world,
to communicate with the world.
Humanity’s babble mixed with the city’s grumble
and a grandparent’s garble
enhanced with life’s elixirs
swath the sky in a synchronous symphony.

Justine Akbari

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