Father said, but she forgets to mention
the times I was awakened in the middle
of the night by the sound celery makes
when you bite into it. At first I thought it was a tree falling
on the house...
but when I saw her munching on celery
I knew I was safe...
My snoring is a form of self-defense—
it drowns out the other noises."
- from “The Sound of a Tree Falling” by Hal Sirowitz from Father Said.
Treat yourself to the entire poem as read by Garrison Keillor by clicking here and then jumping ahead in the audio track to 3:18.