portrait of the young musician that doesn’t go out much

 

his practice chair drags a g minor along the hardwood

leaving earthquake scars though the door is locked.

 

rosin cakes his fingertips rough as sedimentary rock

hear the grind in glissandos,

 

the metronome’s stutter,  

while he jumps from the triple to cut meter before winding it.

 

a half empty water glass sweats, seeps through Bach Suites-

condensation like sand in an hourglass

 

spilling

and with each page turn turning itself over.

 

Avelynne Kang is an eighteen year old Korean-Canadian writer from Toronto. She studies English and Creative writing at Concordia University, is the recipient of the 2013 OECTA Awards Honourable Mention for Short Fiction and is published in the Scum Gentry Alternative Arts and Media Poetry Magazine. She hopes you're having a great day.

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