Piano / Memory
Memory: Press one black,
then a white
key. The mute pedal. Pianissimo, dove-quietly.
on the old piano bench.
At the piano, in sapling days, when the Holocaust raged
I wrote my first melodies by the gooseneck lamps greenish blaze.
It was autumn Always. Always. Ebony
Dominoes stars burning hotly.
as wet wool does.
Riding a hansom thru the park long long ago, a walking girl:
the one on crutches, the earth in Europe still smoldering ashes, the
traces of crystal
transparent freeze. Before Polio: the Memoir of my 2nd child began:
Traces so icicled: Softly press piano key: mute pedal shifting it to