If only the ringing in my ears
could be trained to play
as a symphony!
Then I would always
have music in my head,
playing the soundtrack
of my life.


I’ve had ringing in my ears ever since I was in an awful car accident when I was eleven years old. Because of my background in playing classical violin I have often contemplated the frequencies that create music. Those thoughts lead to the basis of this poem – what if I really could train my mind to create a symphony out of the ringing? I’m going to try it!

~ Nikki Anne Schmutz



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