Morning Soundscape

the urgency of pigeons cooing
a motorcycle passing
neighbours talking, teasing
questions called out

hang in the air

answers follow
a startle of wings in flight
another day begins

through the open windows
aeroplane overhead
louder than usual
cars passing
horn honking
the ghettoblast of summer

then, family greetings, in Greek
the day’s plans discussed
wait, wait, Rex
the dog is not listening
the sound of laughter

I hear the green
speckled with sun
camaraderie and flowers in bloom
all things content
amidst the hullabaloo

Aug 4th, 2005.