goodnight sounds

Listening to the late-night
sounds of cars rubbering by
on the street below

The refrigerator hum

A helicopter thumps
the sky
(this is Los Angeles)

And somewhere
in the darkness
a bird sings

One of us has
to go to sleep
I guess it will
be me

(D. James)

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One response to “goodnight sounds

  1. I enjoyed reading this poem; especially like “sounds of cars rubbering by” – rubbering by is fresh. And “A helicopter thumps the sky” – again, it’s perfect. Out of curiosity, what songbird sings at night? Thanks for the smile you put on my face while reading your poem.

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