I sit and listen to the mixtape outside.
The gentle hum of the AC.
The echoing chirp of neighborhood birds.
The mild clanging of wind chimes as the warm breeze flows through.
I listen in my heart and silence my own soundtrack.
I silence the frustration.
I silence the anger.
I silence every negative thought.
Instead, I hear.
I hear the coo of the doves
and the buzz of the bees.
My soul keeps this mixtape on repeat.