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*Dedicated to my dearest friend, Dima on the occasion of her 16th birthday*


Tell me, do you dream of lullabies or anthems?

Tumbling, tumbling down white

Into a rhythm that demands obedience-

Though they cannot know it


It pummels through your fingers

With violent thrusts of blood red and blues-

Though they cannot see it


The world shifts on gentle ice

The chatter of the ballroom quiets

And the hammers hit a thrumming climax

It is ivory, ivory, and ivory-


Bleeding into your skin, beating and beating

Your heart to the down-thrusts of your hands

Do you find God in your fingers-


As the treble strings tremble

Madness, melodious madness plunges

Deep within your breast with an ivory handle

Tell me, tell me, do you dream in lullabies or anthems?


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