What’s that you say? Your lips keep flappin’, but nothing’s coming out. You’ll have to speak up if you want me to hear you. I didn’t come all this way to talk to myself! And don’t tell me to not to get all excited! I don’t know what all the buzz is about, and I sure don’t know if any of what you say rings true. In fact, I couldn’t say, one way or another, if you’re saying anything at all!
listening to tones
failing hearing test
ringing ears a detriment
higher pitches go unheard
The tanka I wrote earlier today is now a haibun, hopefully to meet the prompt for NaPoWriMo.net Day 15, which is to write a poem with a dramatic dialogue, with a specific voice or character.
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