Friday, August 09, 2019

not just chopsticks

“Let them praise his name with dancing,
    making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
Psalm 149:3

convinced you have been
playing chopsticks over and over
from the beginning of beginnings,
we do not notice you
sitting at the cigarette-scarred
piano sounding out the notes
in your heart, as you wait
for us to pick up the bass,
sit down at the drums,
loosen our vocal cords, to
join you in improvising
the creation you began
at the beginning of beginnings

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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