Collaboration: Day 5

Listen Up
March 22, 2020

The clanging of metal on metal, muffled
words, men still at work
Zephyr’s breath through sycamore leaves,
chittering Golden Finch,
hum, whiz, darting, iridescent hummingbird
wings, buzzing
bees across strawberry
Children’s voices at play, floating carefree over
the back fence
Scratch, scratch, whoosh,
in the bag, raking last
autumn’s leaves

by Dar Stone, Julianna Cruz, Debby Johnson, Cati Porter

Original prompt: Take a moment to listen to your surroundings and let those sounds inform your contribution.