I do not like loud noises
or sudden sounds
they make me jump and feel afraid
like today when I heard a car horn
beeping at a biker
nearly missing his metal frame.
maybe I don’t like loud noises
because of motives behind them
they come from anger and alarm
and when I hear them my eyes shift
from the mountain to the mole hill
from the rainbow to the rain
from the conductor to the audience.
today I cringed and felt small inside
when I heard those sounds
but tomorrow I turn my eyes back to you
and feel my shoulders drop
and my heart fill again.