Mere Traffic Noise

mere traffic noise, that’s all
mere traffic noise disturbing the night sleep

down the vein-red highway of the body
comes that all too familiar welling throb
an inside truck insistent on being heard
strikes its urgent hell-horn blast

a flood of momentary relief
as it fades the next truck fast approaches
and again there is momentary relief
such an insufferable continuous convoy

mere traffic noise, that’s all, you say!
taking a couple of tablets,
mere traffic noise
just mere traffic noise …

… eventually subsiding to a distant murmur
dulling you back into superficial sleep

© Richard Scutter 23 April 2009


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