Pandemonium, clamor and din,

cacophony, caterwauling.

Heads are spinning, make it stop!

Where is tranquility?

Walls close in, smother

day in, day out

we long for



Inspired by a recent afternoon in an airport baggage claim/check in area. My first attempt at the poetry form called nonet, a form that I, as a novice poet, particularly enjoyed.

4 thoughts on “Breathe

  1. The repeated “in” rhymes in the beginning make this feel even more chaotic and uncomfortable, and that last line of “peace” is very effective.


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