The Charles Dickens Coat


Clarinet Quintet in B minor


passages of time

like a swallow

committed within a

slow, determined dive

beautifully present at once,

somehow silently



Clarinet Trio in A minor


I share with you the memory

of the black, tweed, pilled and rough

three dollar purchase

embroidered Victorian buttons

triple breasted

wool tailcoat with

loose threads

brushing my ankles



String Quintet in A minor


right eye opens

and a smile unravels

upon your face

like the wings of a newborn



We move on to






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