doppler collusion

speak the sound,
then it resonates back
in waves that traverse time,
sometimes delayed.

When I was a child,
I used a tape
recorder to
compose sounds
and mimic noises and
imitate voices from what I heard.

Then played them back.

They were old,
from movies and
TV shows, trustworthy sounds
to my ear, both as I spoke them and
as they were played back to
me from the tape.

Stan Laurel wouldn’t
come out the way I heard him
when I spoke,

and I realize now,
I was only six.

NaPoWriMo 2013, Day 6

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