Accent

Accent
Crackling PA system

Cackling passengers

And engine

noise fill

The cabin 

And our ears.

An accented voice

Friendly and helpful

Tries to send

Its message to passengers.

I cannot decipher 

The message from the din

Of what resounds

On my ears within.

Now I grasp –  

But barely – 

How those who migrate

Have to cope

In understanding 

The message

In the cacophony of noise.

Simon C.J. Falk 4 May 2016

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2 thoughts on “Accent

    1. Thanks John. Some friends and I were flying between the Greek Islands on a plane that had a lot of cabin noise and a crackly speaker. Although I was frustrated, I found myself in the shoes of others who may have similar struggles in my own country. Or, for that matter, in any country.

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