Greatness Consumed

The piano is in flames,
crackling and releasing pent-up chords
never
before experienced
as music but now,
but now,
rending and explosions
come as
surprises
so welcome
Bach, Mozart,
Pachelbel, Handel,
Schubert, Mendelssohn,
and on and on,
crowd closer,
exclaiming in oooohs and ahhhhs,
“This is more like it,
this is truly
the beginning
of greatness,
welcome to genius,
the excruciating
knowledge that
nothing is
good enough.
Don’t
rest.
Press on.”
Soon, though,
the piano will be
a grey ash,
cold, bleak, silent.
Atoms
with
a story that once held
promise
of song.

 

About Julene Pommert

Julene is a 5th-year MACP student, wife of a wonderful White man, mother of two teenaged boys, homeschooler, Ph.D., Native-White, in the true prime of life of after 50, identical twin, and increasingly inquisitive one swimming in seas of what may be love.

Julene Pommert

Julene is a 5th-year MACP student, wife of a wonderful White man, mother of two teenaged boys, homeschooler, Ph.D., Native-White, in the true prime of life of after 50, identical twin, and increasingly inquisitive one swimming in seas of what may be love.

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