Woman On Piano

Ivory and ebony wood
On thick, rigid legs
Steel strings wrought
Virgin tight, vibrate
Moan and tremble for you

Siren song carried
On wings of reverb
Pimples skin of
All who listen,
Tempting tepid spines

A black bench,
Not worthy, moans
Gently under such
Perfect weight. What luck
For such dead wood!

Parched ears quench,
Ground beneath quakes,
Climax in E sharp!
The audience exits...
To smoke cigarettes

(c) Esteban Luis Soto

*Written after watching a brilliant, beautiful young lady play piano at The College Of Santa Fe.


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