Can you hear the voices?
neighbors screaming late at night
boys on the stoop being boys give you a fright
dad looking for his dog again which one is lost?
remind me when did we change the baby last?
chattering cabal of punch bowl nugs pretending they’re so slick
did she assign more homework for next week?
what did you say your name was again
it was nice to meet you but I think we’re done
telling me what I should have been
and cursing me for what I did or didn’t do again
the alarm never had a chance to wake me
watching the sheep run through my dream
no need to count there are so many
they bleat nonsense on repeat I have heard already
remote control is broken in vain we cannot stop
the droning buzz of tyranny oppressing from the top
Inside my head there are even more.