Soft Music · Heidi Blakeslee

sometimes all
I can
stand
is a guitar and a soft voice

the paucity of noise
softens the edges
takes

the anxiety
and shunts it away

audible dots
dance in organized frenetic
movement

the math
a lake
of tranquility


Heidi Blakeslee lives near Pittsburgh, Pa with her partner James, and their 7 cats. She is the author of two novels, The House, and Strange Man. She's also published a memoir, The White Cat: A Paranormal Memoir, as well as two poetry books, The Empress of Hours, and Should the Need Arise.