Noise by Valerie Parente
Chaos is noisy.
When you finally get out
Prepared for the silence of safety
But for some reason there is still noise
That noise is the trauma.
Echoes are normal as you distance from the moment of chaos
Music is normal as you feel newfound inspiration
Noise is the sign of post traumatic stress.
If it is noisy instead of quiet, that is how you know you have been traumatized.
– Valerie Parente (2-19-2020)