Itinerary On The Fly

Do not place
your piano on the tracks.
Do not bind to a base

A bird of any kind.
Still, facts are facts
and the unforeseen may occur

Without warning--without a word.
"I knew a tune," says the man.
"I knew the sky," says the bird.

And so they sit with what they know.
Man and bird at peace in place
with one stop left to go.

for The Sunday Muse #74.


tonispencer said…
I love the title of this - very pun-nish. I like that they bird says he knew they sky. The piano looks a bit like a Wurlitzer organ like we had when I was a teen. But I bet the old guy can rock it out.
Carrie Van Horn said…
I absolutely love the last two stanzas Shay! A powerful punch from a little bit of words that speak volumes!! I agree with Toni, I have a feeling that old guy can rock out the organ for sure!
Susie Clevenger said…
Oh, I love this and that ending is the best. Oh, and thanks for sharing the song!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Oh WOW! I LOVE this. I knew a tune....i knew the sky....and sitting with what they knew. Brilliant.
C. Sandlin said…
This is just awesome. Love the rhythm and the way it comes to an end. Just amazing.
brudberg said…
Yup... this agreement between the bird and the musician is excellent... Now it's time to switch from Charlie Parker to Tom Rush
Sioux Roslawski said…
I'm incredibly curious about that last stop...
Love the title and the poem!
indybev said…

I love your musings on the photo. You took us on an evocative journey!
TheRustGeek said…
And this reads very tunefully.. :)
Margaret said…
You nailed the essence of this photograph! Love it
Margaret said…
You nailed the essence of this image! Love it.

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