the performance

by violet kerr

submission info

she jumped out of bed
towards the piano
stool stretched,
nails went in,
defining the words of a language.

an imaginary step beyond the horizon,
progressive chain of melody,
an exact knowledge
of one loud shout.

a cosmic character
must indicate visionaries
who claimed the message
is plain enough.

to finish with such
worries are faintly absurd
you're so distant
but still, there must be
some reason confessed to me-

please keep it to yourself.

violet kerr's book of poetry, probabilities, can be read online.