Chill Piano

What music do you listen to?

Photo by Kevin Huang, Burlington, VT

When people ask me, “What music do you listen to?”
 I want to say,
 “Have you ever heard a piano,
 over sparkling drinking and 
 confided conversations?
 No, not that fast piano, or that happy piano,
 but calm,
 chill piano,
 a walk down a nighttime street,
 or a lazy morning,
 or a breeze,
 or a thought,
 but a lost one. Not found quite yet.
 There’s still some mystery in it.
 That’s my favorite.”

Ben Maksym, Grand Isle, Vermont. Read more great writing at youngwritersproject.org.

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