Piano

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
a girl reflects on her story while playing the piano.

Submitted: January 02, 2009

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Notes pour out of the piano.

Angry notes with rage matching the person who was playing it. They scream in despair and agony, louder and louder. Ghost notes ride upon tides of scales, seeking a place to set foot before being swept away once more. Layers of harmony like bedrock push against each other, wearing each other out, in time, while chords shower upon the land like a global super storm. And anger. Anger is the thunder, the lightning. The fear that keeps you fascinated. Anger is passion. It grips you and makes you wonder what in the world could cause such distress and depression.

My fingers tremble and ache as I touch the keys, sometimes hard enough to make my ears ring and other times soft like the flapping of a butterfly’s wings. This is the world I’ve created. A world of aches and pains, thunder and rain, that I inhabit. I welcome the thunder to flash above my head; I succumb to the fire that swallows my heart, I follow the person I love and I submit to the glow of the torch he held for me, that dwindled to nothing but smoke.

This world has only me in it and yet I am not the ruler. It rules me. I play the note and the music guides me. I stand tall yet the ground spins around me. I smile yet you’re the one I want to see smiling, back, to me.

Notes like little fairies fly across the room, and falter when they hit the walls. I’m no longer playing. It’s playing me. And maybe that is why no matter how loud the thunder roars, how bright the lightning flashes, how high the tides are and how strong my passion is, no matter how I think the world is whirling and the ground is levitating, when I leave this room, no one will have ever heard a thing.

 


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