player piano in concept
Pythagorus sleeps
at the feet
of young Van Cliburn
dreaming of triangles.
across the bar
my daydream du jour
tells her next lover
that she will never live
with another man.
as I watch Sportscenter
without sound
Gymnopedie soothes
my last remaining nerve
and I forget
your question.

Paul David Mena
19 February, 1997
Somerville, MA

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