She insisted persistently that I listen, her words swirling, whirling
but I covered my ears, fears swelling from what she was telling
the words skipping, slipping through my fingers to linger
arching and sparking inside my brain causing too much pain
so I hummed and drummed trying to drown their sound
but I cowed and allowed her last word to spiral for awhile
inside until it died.
*Day 5 of the 2010 April PAD Challenge. Today’s theme was “Too Much Information (TMI).”