Saturday, April 26, 2014

Month of Poetry, 2014, Day 26: Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

My hand holding my phone
trembles, nervous for the boy
in jeans and an orange hat
playing electric guitar
among the classical pianists.
Will they laugh at him?

They do laugh, and my hand
making the recording shakes
harder, as I hold back my
own laughter at his funny lyrics.

They hand him a certificate--
Honorable Mention--parents
and judges shake hands, offer
congratulations. The words
"Springsteen" and "Tom Petty"
are uttered as he takes his place
among the classical pianists.

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