Not a Cicada’s Kiss

in said tinnitus –

Not a Cicada’s Kiss

– in said tinnitus –

There is a buzz
In said tinnitus,
Unknown cause
To seek litigious, 
For forceful kiss
Ye want to leave,
Its incessant hiss
That causes grieve, 
Won’t even pause
This vexing sound, 
Not a cicada’s kiss
One may’ve found,
In a summer’s bliss...
Be echoes of hell
Aims sibilant feel,
As wouldst a bell 
With endless peal,
And thus, can tell
A tintinnabulum,
Of alternate stead
Will find torment,
Ye wretched head,
Tho best decapitate 
If one foregoes too late,
Homopteran’s migrates 
In guise of a cicada’s kiss,
You’d realize be godless fate!





© Jean-Jacques Fournier

written in Sweetsburg

July 29, 2021

4 thoughts on “Not a Cicada’s Kiss

  1. Tinnitus is a common problem, but it can be very disheartening. I understand it affects about 15% to 20% of people, and is especially common in older adults. Your words “Ye want to leave, It’s incessant hiss That causes grieve.” Is an excellent description.

    • Thank you both Rebecca and Paulette, for your recognition and comprehension of this seemingly incurable, as well as at times annoyingly insistent condition. I first became aware of it more years ago than I wish to remember, so easy enough to attempt a verbal description, first attempting so in poetry near 10 years ago in 2012. It does eventually affect one’s hearing to the point of sooner or later availing oneself of hearing assist. Modern development has enabled said assists, that which makes it easy to acquire this near unnoticeable and effective help. We humans do eventually learn to adapt and live with most of natures trials and tribulations.

  2. Thank you both Rebecca and Paulette, for your recognition and comprehension of this seemingly incurable, as well as at times annoyingly insistent condition. I first became aware of it more years ago than I wish to remember, so easy enough to attempt a verbal description, first attempting so in poetry near 10 years ago in 2012. It does eventually affect one’s hearing to the point of sooner or later availing oneself of hearing assist. Modern development has enabled said assists, that which makes it easy to acquire this near unnoticeable and effective help. We humans do eventually learn to adapt and live with most of natures trials and tribulations.

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