“Contemporary Piano Interval” by Roberta Gould

Sometime before dawn

an hour before midnight

a brash chord sounds

Bold dissonance


and another follows


You have heard

nothing of that

cats musical stalkings

and I am awake for good

lie still 

on the pull-out bed

and await the next

charge of the keys

that does not come


The cat jumps to a shelf

and is utterly still


Me too

Roberta Gould lives in the Hudson Valley and study birds.  Her work has appeared widely in poetry journals, blogs, and anthologies, She is the author of   11 poetry books, including Pacing the Wind, Shivsitan, Louder Than Seeds, Foothills Publishing and The Art and Craft of Poetry.  Her website is robertagould.net.

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