A once proud concert piano is neglected and deserted mourns alone in silence
Suspended in noble silence
With parched patina and yellow flaking teeth,
Faded rib cage with deep age lines
Cut by the dry air of indifference.
Memories drift of delicately deft fingers
Once stroking the craggy face with adoration,
That sang octaves and dashing crescendos,
Captivating hearts entranced in melodic webs.
Grand balls it officiated,
Of swirling petticoats and tinkling crystal,
Polonaises of lovers,
And bashful damsels gliding effortlessly
Behind half drawn fans.
Sinewy strings now worn and frail
To an unevenly thin whisper
Of colorless chords reverberating,
Long forgotten notes as invisible residues.
The last melody silenced by time,
A faded tune buried in the ageless sea,
A broken unfinished symphony
In the frail meter of memory.