Sounds In The Night

Have you experienced, nocturnally
as you lay awake, ear upon ground

Not voices, nor creatures nor dissonance
but a sensical crepitation . . .

An interesting, steady and unending
completely reliable pulsation . . .

Eventually realized as the buffered
churning, the mechanical pumping

Never-ending, reliable soothing
sounds of overnight metal workhorses

When deepest silence makes evident that
Earth groans under local pumpjacks.


Prompted by Fandango post at This, That, and The Other
(Ragtag Daily Prompt—crepitate)

Featured photo by Arne Hückelheim, CC BY-SA 3.0


Video featuring sounds of an oil pumpjck, via YouTube & BlackAtom Productions—where you’ll find “Rest and Relaxation” sleep videos

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