I have never had the desire to be background music for anyone.
I have too strong of a desire to hit the high notes.
I want to captivate,
in stunning silence.
I want to please
without ever having to open my lips.
I want your awestruck envy
pooling as heavy smoke
running parallel my little pink tongue.
I want your nerves lit,
fireworks spilling their guts in the night.
I want, I want, I want…
I tend to want much more than background noise.
© Laura A. Lord, Noise Machine, 2017
Thank you to Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie for their inspiration.