What To Do With All The Noise

A poem

Megan Minutillo
Jun 12, 2024
Photo by C D-X on Unsplash

Perhaps you could find a rhythm deep within it,
and find a way to make a dance.

Perhaps you could cut through the muck,
and marry the melody and the harmony and
compose a gorgeous song.

Perhaps you could find a way to be still,
to hear the cries beneath the chatter and learn
how to soothe them through it all.

Or maybe you could find a way to carry
the hopelessness in one too many hearts;
so that you may perhaps lessen their load,
and ease their strain, and dry their tears,
and hold their hands as we all find our way
to a place where happiness is plentiful
and joy is palpable
and hope abounds.

Maybe that’s what you could do.
Maybe that’s what we all could, too.
May it be.



Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.