Imperiling our flawless song,
a rogue guitar veers nearly wrong

with dissonance above the ring
of every other well-tuned string

careening careless through pale air
as heartbeats cease and strangers stare

anticipating how this ends:
if tensions rest and music bends

back toward expected harmony
where every note holds perfectly

or if the strain should take the song
beyond belief, where it belongs.

Accidentals © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 17, 2020