Static in the air,
white noise all around.
We try to talk,
but our voices
the radio silence between us.
Can’t out-shout the buzzing,
tune ourselves to a different frequency?
Tap, tap – a pair of tuning forks
humming in dissonance, harmony.
With luck, the notes we make
will broadcast clearly.
~ Marta Ziemelis. Copyright February, April 2014
When I wrote the first draft of this in February, I had recently finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It’s likely that some of the pensiveness, misanthropy and tendency to melodrama that I picked up on in that novel made their way into this piece. But to be fair, I can be melodramatic and thoughtful anyway. Misanthropic (or people-hating, if you prefer) as well, on my moody days. I did enjoy TFIOS, especially since I found myself relating to the two protagonists more than once. And I like the idea of trying to create melodic harmony between people!