Repeated Hum

by Michael Dylan Welch and Ron C. Moss

First published in Blithe Spirit 32:4, November 2022, pages 89–90. Originally written by email in November of 2021.

garage sale—

the music box

fully wound Michael

my cat plucks a string

on the broken uke Ron

elevator Muzak . . .

an old-timer

tapping his foot Michael

nursing home

the harmonica player

takes out his teeth Ron

a repeated hum

from over the garden wall Michael

beach sleepout

we name each star

after a favourite song Ron