I bounce in my day
from a not-so-shy alarm clock
To a vibrating train,
Reaching whistling bus.
Arrived, I am now protected
By peers and furniture.
Only the instruments do not collaborate
And offer me agitation, shaking, bubbling, and stirring
On a silver platter.
Unplug the crowd
and burst a sphere of silence
If you love me.
Decibels in millions are irritant
And have their nemesis
In hugs, avoidance, and personalization.
Accept reality, ignore its sound.
In the woods the silence is a guest
Of squirrels and blackbirds.
Silence announces danger
And my hair stand up
Ready to react.
Tiny noises from near and far are safety
Reminding you life in all its scales
And an environment you can trust.
This natural noise oscillation
Is vital also in the lab
Where activities soak in small words
And results come from focused questions.