December 5: Nothing to See

Too much occurred today to fit it in
To fourteen lines, and so I’ll summarize:
Work wasn’t awesome, much to my chagrin,
But I excelled when left to improvise.

By contrast, in the evening I adhered
To notes and the notation on the page,
And friends were kind at times they might have sneered,
Which strengthened our musicianship onstage.

But still, I hate to sum up what I’ve done
Instead of writing something lyrical
About the way rehearsals have been run,
Or how a masterwork’s a miracle.

Next time, I hope that I won’t be accosted
By crass prosaicism while exhausted.

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