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Piano This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Sometimes I wish your body
Was a piano so I could understand
Every chord and melody,
Though it may take me nine years
To know you as well
As my mahogany instrument.
I want to lose myself
In the flow of your voice,
As beautifully gentle as my favorite piece,
“Elegie,”
A piece performed in “a minor,”
Smooth and gentle like your skin.
I want to know your sounds,
And how you work,
And what makes you chime.
I wish your body was a piano
Because I'd put in the hours,
The mistakes,
The screwed-up songs,
The torn sheet music,
I'd chance a poetic rhythm
Played on your out-of-tune arteries
If only I could know
That so many hours of painstaking practice
Could lead me to that one
Flawless melody, where each note falls
Into place. I want to memorize
Your majors and minors,
Your flats and sharps,
Every crescendo,
And every ritard.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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