the whirring of the fan
and cacophony of utensils,
being scrubbed vigorously,
as water spills furiously,
far longer than necessary;
while a crow calls out hoarsely,
above the sound of a train moving speedily,
is the sound of a single drum.
somewhere back in history,
above the tramp of armoured feet,
and over fleets of ships under seige,
that sound signalled a victory.