I noticed the sound while driving
flipping through radio stations
listening to new york’s hottest hip hop and r & b
not from back then
but from the edge of right now
a soundtrack to the road’s present
I keep pursuing over the horizon
I noticed the hi hats
chattering in double-time
sixteenth and thirty-second notes
dividing and slicing the beat
which was otherwise so spacious
so empty and slow
like my thoughts
cymbals telling a high frequency story
about music technology
to the “note repeat” button
to the “double time” function
that sounds cool.
let’s keep that.
those hats definitely make the beat better.