Adagio

The piano keys fall like rain, a constant

echo of emotion like droplets on tin,

that sharp but sweet tinkling that moves us

through daisy fields and down lazy streams; 

the violins swoon, smooth and harmonious, 

sails caught in a gentle wind, a choir of angels

in perfect unison; we are swept up and carried

with them, lost in the dulcet melody;

but when the cello sounds, the keening begins, 

and grief is released in a vibrato known by our souls, 

the resonant groaning we can never fully 

express because it would require too much

letting go.

C.L. Fisher, March 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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