concerning the playing of guitars and other more important things

April 13, 2012

eventually you
come across a place where your fingers
just do the work for you

your brain waltzes away and spins around
in a corner and the fingers say
I got this

you become a spectator
as the fingers do the work for you

you realize that the other people in the room are
still there and maybe they hear your
fingers go

you don’t want to appear as though you’re trying
too hard
or listening
too hard
to your fingers going at it
so you say something
comment on the game on tv
ask about that girl your friend knows
you say something to make it appear as though
you aren’t trying too hard and you’re so
casual and cool that you
can ask trivial questions
and your fingers say
I got this

what no one else knows
is that you have spent at least a small amount
of time to be able to expel
short sentences
while your fingers chug out the same few
bars consecutively

no one but you
can tell how hard it is to
look easy
look easy
looks easy
look easy

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One Response to “concerning the playing of guitars and other more important things”

  1. doncarroll said

    this is a superb conveyed metaphor. for one you are using the favorite instrument i’d love to be able to play – can tinker though. dig that ending!!

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