Sounds of Silence
Gone, and sorely missed.
Since that first day of instability,
inability to navigate
a straight line, and its week-long
recovery. Everything spinning,
until inner ear cleared. Silence,
once held dear, replaced
by constant ringing, bringing
this listener to his knees.
He’s not known a quiet moment, since.
OctPoWriMo 2019 offers Silence as a prompt for Day 11. Around 1990, an inner ear infection had me laid up for a week, my equilibrium totally shot. Since then, I have had non-stop tinnitus in my left ear, some days worse than others. This week has been particularly bad.