02: October 2014 #16 - Old Strings

Authored by Keri Leibman #2

Old Strings

by Keri Leibman

bodies are born
instruments -
no longer in tune
with the music
of the universe

neck may need adjustments
truss(t) rod broke in two
string tension will lessen,
raise your action
further away
from the fret

those old strings
they wouldn't sing
the notes I asked them to

but fine-tuned
bodies bloom
and soon
i'll sing in key
with everything
surrounding me.