A Waltz

December 14, 2009
Custom User Avatar
More by this author
No, not now that I’ve talked about it, now it would mean something.
I would sit down to play; it would be the Waltz, it would have to be.
You would want it to go one of two ways:

One, despite all I’ve said about

Disappointment, not being enough,

It would be Good

That would mean something.

Two, it would be Bad. Maybe

Even worse than I’ve led you to expect;

An embarrassment, spectacular failure,

And that, too, would mean Something.
Both are tidy endings.

It wouldn’t be Bad.
It wouldn’t be Good or Bad.
Only boring, upsettingly bland,
Every bit mediocre,
A small
“ . . .oh.”

Post a Comment

Be the first to comment on this article!

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback