Piano Man

Maruti Naik
Jun 1, 2019


Photo by Tadas Mikuckis on Unsplash

like a piano player,
in a tony club,
a voice drowned by conversation,
the crowd indifferent to his exertions,
deaf to the twinkling ivory.

then there is always this one patron,
who raises her glass,
with a fleeting smile,
acknowledges a memory rekindled,
sometimes a tear rolls down,
of joy or sadness, hard to tell,
encouragement all the same.

some days i am that patron,
on most I am that piano man.



Maruti Naik

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write