tuning in

when the World is out of rhythm
she can not hear the beat
hearts lost on lonely streets
chasing after reason
she can’t catch up
to the aching soles of their feet

when the sounds don’t sound as sweet
the tone is dripping with melancholy
she hears everything she doesn’t believe

when their eyes look in the distance
out of focus, out of words
out of time to create a melody
not where they need to be

when the pages are played out of sync
out of blood and tears and debt
misconceptions of peace

when her dreams start to fade
feels her soul start flickering
she hears a song
and the birds distract the patterns of people
and the trees start to sway
the drummer walks his own way
a simple song changes her day