Feb 11

Piano Aches

Every time my family goes to your house for a dinner party,
we are greeted with a jumble of piano notes.
composed on a dark night when you felt alone and unloved.
I go to you, finger's aching to play something that will steer you
away from the darkness emanating from the keys.
I slide onto the bench next to you and lay my hands across yours.
Darkness retreats but promises for another visit, that's ok, just not today...
Today is our day, and I don't plan on any darkness spoiling it.
I turn to you, look into your eyes and see more than my own reflection.

Worlds away there is a boy with eyes that the ocean envies,
that the sky always shines for because there is nothing it adores more.
Right next to me as a boy with eyes that are hungry,
but not for darkness... for light.
About the Author: fire girl
" to choose to write is to reject silence" - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie