There’s screaming in the darkness outside my window
Unintelligible because of the noise within
TV blaring, technology deafening,
A child singing, there’s nothing here but din

while outside a woman is crying
screaming her pain through her tears
car door slamming, questions pouring
how did I get used to all this through the years?

As I wonder if I should peer out,
and make sure she’s alright
but it’s too noisy and I can’t hear anymore,
before all goes dark in the night.