Piano

Piano

Watercolor-painted notes
dance through the air
and blend together through
gently flowing strokes.
The light melody paints a story,
carefully crafted from each note
plucked by the keys.
Black and white keys
are transformed into
crystal-refracted rainbows.

But suddenly,
the notes darken and fade black.
It is the battle between dark and light.
The monster growls as
chords are struck
and a roaring darkness
facades the room.

One can be taught to play the notes
and rhythms in a pleasing way,
but the taming of the beast
is something self-taught,
a characteristic of a true musician.
It is black and white,
and everything in between.