NaPoWriMo #22 – Reverberates

You know that tune
“duh dun da-dum dum-da dah dun?”

It is the sound my door chime makes
Every time a salesperson calls
Or a package gets delivered
Or a neighbor stops by to say hello.

The button sticks.
Once it’s pressed it sings
“duh dun da-dum dum-da dah dun
“duh dun da-dum dum-da dah dun”
On every speaker
In every room of the house
Until someone goes to answer
And unsticks it.

Well, maybe you don’t know the tune.

My dog does, though.
At the first “duh dun”
He races for the stairs, tail flying high,
Ready to greet friend or foe
Where every foe is really just
A friend he hasn’t jumped on yet.

I have thought about posting a sign:
“No Solicitations!”
This is the season for
Driveway pavers, Penny savers,
“mow your lawn, ma’am?”
Peddlers of all shapes and sizes
Press that button
“duh dun da-dum dum-da dah dun”
All day long.

But it would do me no good, you see.
On every speaker,
In every room of the house,
“duh dun da-dum dum-da dah dun”
Reverberates,
Even when there is no one at the door.

My dog doesn’t know the difference
Between the door chime
And National Public Radio’s programming bump.

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One Response to NaPoWriMo #22 – Reverberates

  1. SimiliesSlip says:

    Our dog acts the same way when the doorbell rings:)

    We have a “no soliciation” sign but it does no good. I sympathize with people who are trying to drum up work but I wish they would realize, I never buy from people who come to my door. If I am going to purchase something, I will go looking for you…