(inspired by reading Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia)

All the music
I never listened to,
all the songs
I could not hold
the tune of – are in
the violinist’s passion,
that starts now playing
in my head.
“I’d rather you’d be dead”,
had been his mother’s message
for the scientist.
Reading, I hear
his tender voice.
Neurological pathways
prepared, echoing through
generations of being odd?

~ by Barbara S on January 9, 2016.

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