Piano Lesson

Fingers stumble

Over clumsy keys

And even "Chop Sticks"

Can't be recognized

Through the extra notes

That replace the ones I missed

Worn tar-black bars

Become hurdles

And the ground underneath

Keeps bobbing

So I can't find my feet


I try again faster

As though if I don't look

I can't slip up

But it's just noise

Painful noise

So I stop

And sit silent

For just a moment

I hear the right notes in my head

If I can just make my fingers obey

I try again

Carefully

The keys could break if I'm too forceful


One note after another

A few slips

But at last a recognizable tune

Not genius

But good enough


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