White Noise

Kathy Zimmer "White Noise" (Ben Wolf, dir.)


White noise is erasing my brain

the frequency of a sedative,

it lulls away any pain


And dulls the rhythm of the city

it soothes away human sound

everything is tan, bland and pretty


There’s a strip mall being built around my heart

I’m toning down my edges,

making palatable my art


I’ve tamed my frizzy hair

it’s unbecoming in your eyes

I’m trying hard to reach you, so I put on this disguise


Is it working?

Can you hear me?


So many ways to communicate