For Day 3 of NaPoWriMo I decided to do my own thing. This is based on Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” which can be found at Poetry Foundation.
What happens to a voice unheard?
Does it get lodged Like popcorn kernels behind a tonsil? Or deflate like a tire— And then collapse? Does it smell like singed hair? Or bubble and fizz— Like a chemical reaction? Maybe it just whispers Like cotton in one’s ears.