Stephanie Norris

The Lesson

Curious fingers touch wood;
Brush strings.
A bitter chord hangs in the air.
A harsh yelp.

Rough calluses tug on the small fingers.
Weathered hands coax a hesitant hum
As the strings sigh in relief,
Their incomplete melody a breath of air.




[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2009 EDITION]


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