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.
Or does it scream?