convinced that I needed the aids
I took my hearing out this morning,
listened as my bicycle took me round the blocks.
brain processed the morning
heard the wind puffing against my ears
heard some birds tittering in the distance,
soft melodies of their freedom.
heard my knees creaking to the accompaniment
of my squeaky seat.
heard this poem planted there
to traipse among the falling cherry buds
wailing konnichiwa tunes.
my heart heard pounding in my chest
convinced me that I should listen more,
aids only amplify.