White Noise

I see

red

when I stop thinking

Stop waking teeming bursting

Red is livid, rupturing, filling me

up

with a scalding

peal that doesn’t

stop.

 

I taste

green

when I stop caring

Stop giving having wanting

Green is ugly, hankering, filling me

up

with a roiling

growl that doesn’t

stop.

 

I feel

blue

when I stop knowing

Stop falling sinking drowning

Blue is still, unnerving, filling me

up

with a lulling

hum that doesn’t

stop.

 

I hear

white

when I stop listening

Stop seeing tasting feeling

White is kind, blanketing, filling me

up

with a piercing

shrill that doesn’t

stop.