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Playing the Accordion

by Hongping Liu


I played a melody of childhood,
reversing a stream.
Against the sky
a kite disappeared.

I played a tune of youth,
a river winding in a tortuous course
brushing away pebbles and dunes,
leaving me lost in thought.

I launched into a new piece;
the river’s surface widened
and a softness evolved.
My soul has taken a rest.

Playing the Accordion

Copyright © 2012 by Hongping Liu


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