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Chords

I saw myself on the telly
a few nights ago—
orchestra broadcast

Close to each other, tuned in,
breathing,
phrase after phrase,
the way we can’t now

How can I miss the simple process of
the oboe’s A crescendo into
an ocean of tuning?

How can I ache for
triads,
simple inversions?

So, tell me, please,
your favorite chord,
dissonance

Feed me the shimmer
of a non-viral
harmony


Biography
Australian-born Katrin Talbot’s collection The Blind Lifeguard, was
recently released from Finishing Line Press. She has four other
chapbooks, including
The Little Red Poem and noun’d, verb, both from
dancing girl press;
Freeze-Dried Love from Finishing Line Press, and
St. Cecilia’s Daze, published by Parallel Press. Her poetry has
appeared in many literary journals and anthologies and she has
recently been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in Poetry.

www.katrintalbot.com
Instagram: ktalbot21

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Published April 20, 2020

45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic

Chords

by Katrin Talbot
(Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
45 Poems of Protest: "Chords" by Katrin Talbot
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