amidst the clashing of

twanging vocal chords

echoing consonance

high pitched whines

of bratty children

New Year fireworks

drip drop drip drop

faint thud of falling rubbish

stunt planes dive

exploding party poppers

crackling sweet wrappers

red rashes on flesh

cries of joy

amidst the clashing of

twanging vocal chords

echoing dissonance

high pitched screams

of dying children

bayonet fireworks

drip drop drip drop

faint thud of falling bodies

kamikaze dive

exploding cities

crackling flames

stinging red marks on flesh

victorious cries

shrieks in the night