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  • Covered Piano

    I stared at the covered piano. It had been covered for days. Untouched unused. I didn’t know what to play, it was as if I forgot how to play all together. I tried so hard to write, to play something, anything but nothing would come. The words were all just scrambled, the notes were all lost. I sat down at the bench and starred at the covered piano. I shook as I went to uncover the piano. Finally gathered enough strength to lift the cover from the piano and position myself right in the middle of the keys. I sat there and starred at the piano keys. There was no sound, the room was silent. I could hear whispers of the people passing but couldn’t clearly understand anything. My heart was pounding, don’t know what to play. I placed my hands on top of the keys, but couldn’t find the strength to press down. Finally I played a chord, a C chord. It was the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard. I smiled and played another chord. After that all the chords came flooding back to my memory. One after the other I played the chords. Then the words came. The words to flowed together. It felt so good to write again, to play again. I could sense people stopping to listen but I felt like I was the only one in the room. After I finished the song I heard the applause. I stood up from the piano and took a bow. I then proceeded to cover the piano. I starred at the covered piano, smiled and walked away.
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