You like safe sounds:
the dogs lapping at their bowls;
the pop of a cork on a bottle of plonk as your mother cooks;
the Match of the Day theme tune
and Doctor Who-oo-oo.
your name called, two happy syllables
from the bottom to the top of the house;
your daft ring tone;
the low gargle of hot water in bubbles.
Half asleep in the drifting boat of your bed,
you like to hear the big trees
sound like the sea instead.
Carol Ann Duffy
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