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fender rhodes
sarahjoie

sitting side by side, leg to leg and arm to arm
 1
playing Rhodes
 2
with little codes
 3
for painted pink hearts and shoulder blades
 4
and little glittering stars on cheeks
 5
long slender fingers
 6
cavort and prance along a bend of keys
 7
 
 
anche una lezione di pianoforte
 8
 
 
a sacred kind of hammer, striking tines
 9
in accord with conversation
 10
makes a spark of meditiation
 11
soon an elaborate flame
 12
 
 
she tells you all her secrets
 13
but won’t dare to play a tune
 14
instead she does carefully (daintily in first draft) muse
 15
azure thoughts to peruse
 16
this is your life; I’m just an observer
 17
maybe one day
 18
I will embrace such fervor
 19
 
 
la lezione di vita
 20
 
 
forgive me for designating you as my priest
 21
but the mutual confessions at the very least
 22
made you feel so much closer
 23
closer then the skin between us on this piano bench
 24
 
 
we are reaching through the florid species
 25
confiding deeper
 26
when the delicate increases
 27
 
 
struggling to measure the counterpoint
 28
between your melody and mine
 29
to find the perfect harmony
 30
might take just too much time
 31
 
 
in this polyphonic life
 32
of contrapuntal reaction
 33
we improvise and syncopate
 34
to meet our satisfaction
 35

11 Jul 06


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