Premonition (a poem)

One of a few poems I wrote about Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Playing the Piano 2022 streaming concert.

I half expect
to hear the news
before the last note
has faded into silence

A fitting end
for a fitting end

But there’s a coda
or an encore

The present-day composer refuses to die

I can’t imagine
a world without

I can barely imagine
the world within
though that is the one I inhabit

Will I dream?

We all secretly want to know
or want to believe

I cannot imagine nothing

(10 December 2022; posted 22 December 2022)


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