SOUND EFFECTS IN VISTA
The walls and tables quiver.
The F-18s are at it again,
Practice bombing the Whiskey
And Zulu regions of neighboring
Pendleton. They carpet bomb
While I’m stretched on the carpet.
Fluffy folds her ears, scrambles
For cover. They bomb through
Letterman's monologue—I pretend
The jerk next door's banging his drums.
The windows rattle like hippie
Tambourines. Newborn hawks
Scream at the planets and stars.
by Kirby Wright
About the Author Kirby Wright
Kirby Wright was born and raised in Hawaii. He is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, set on the islands of Oahu and Moloka'i.
He wishes to dedicate his poem to the memory of his father, Harold. S. Wright.