By Rick Williams
The constant hissing in my ears
is it from all those music years?
The walls of sound I hurled their way;
I never dreamed they would decay.
Admonished time and time again
to "Turn it down!" during the din.
Natural loss? Yeah, it could be
I am getting old as you can see.
It's a never-changing monotone
a hiss that always seems to drone.
It makes an auditory wall
that slows the sound waves to a crawl.
Because of it I talk too loud
and find it hard to hear in crowds.
I wonder sometimes if it will
cause me to snap and want to kill.
I wish there was some way I could
turn off this hissing noise for good.