i play them 

by ear

those simple melodies

those tonic pitches
of ice chimes
and lemonade
those rounds of laughter
that tickle 
and unlock 
those tippy scales
that rise
and spill secrets
i play them all
as i’ve
known them
to toe
heart and soul
For Magpie Tales
Image via Magpie Tales #205

16 thoughts on “recital

  1. Reading this makes me imagine what it would have been like watching her slip those shoes off, and set them on the bench before she sat on the piano. You made it possible to hear the tune. I think it would sound good against the rain, with a drink in hand.

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