The music fills the room
and the musicians stand in black and white unison.
Each one an instrument that uses the flurry of fingertips
or the precision of pursed lips to collect up melodies.
The communal sighs of the crowd and their tapping feet create themes
for each song to nestle nicely into, and the musicians play
and deliberate each note as a dance between their fingertips and the audience.
It is about artistry in harmony or
lyrical love that rests upon each person’s ear
like a newfound lover
and its dip and rise signify the movement of each fixated emotion.
With careful orchestration, the song ends and the cruelties
of a goodbye settles with each note crashing to the ground, until another song starts and anew
relief washes over the admirers in seconds and they begin to sway once more.
A never ending love as the tune swoons
with them in a way
that every rhythm quakes within their hearts.
It is an occasion captured in waltz whispers and jitterbug smiles
and the crowd blossoms into a bouquet of open blooms
circling around and around to each ballad.
The onlookers are the instruments
to the whims of the musicians in black and white unison
and of a symphony of fingertips and lips.
The songs take the hands of audience and lead them around
and around the dance floor capturing a moment of lyrical love.