no kidding around anymore
no scribbled notes on lined paper
this is serious business
this is an exercise book for flute,
not just any book, but books 1-6.
i never did books 1-5.
much to learn
always much to learn about why
I hear the clatter of forks and knives
across the street as our neighbor we cared for
over her years of misery spends time with
our friends, yes, we who cared
for her during her darkest years
are not welcome.
thank goodness for the purity of flute,
the pure sound of song,
for this, I am grateful.