Scattered

February 25, 2011
By ConstanceN BRONZE, San Rafael, California
ConstanceN BRONZE, San Rafael, California
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Anger wells,
Unconfined,
As careless fingers stumble across a keyboard,
Tripping over black,
Skidding over white,
Sonorous screeches
reduced to a whisper,
Halting suddenly
Then starting up again,
unreliable,
inconsistent,
the melody plays on till the end.
accidentals cover the page,
notes scattered across the lines
Cover his name.
It’s mine now
And all but remains
The wisp of a song I once tried to play.


The author's comments:
I wrote this after getting extremely frustrated while playing a Mozart piece and messing a part I supposedly knew well :(

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