you learn as a child. Sostenuto.
Transitioning from note to note
there is no intervening silence.
Legato. I'm no mathematician,
but I feel the music, remember
passages that filled me with sadness
like a battle of seawater when I was fourteen,
find them again in Clementi and Chopin.
Light fingers. Remember.
No intervening silence. Legato.
My father now on a line parallel to mine
I hold my breath
to strike the chord.