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Bad News

06.28.13 Posted in today's words by

Louis Gallo’s most recent poem to appear here was Inheritance, published as part of Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags (December 2011).

Bad News
By Louis Gallo

Papa slouched
On his piano stool
And keyed a nocturne
Moist with dis-grace notes.
Constellations of darkening bugs
Effused ink into the night air,
Bespotting its otherwise
Clean, linen-fresh caulk.

Finising with a bold D-sharp,
Papa smiled
And I too smiled
As the echo of that note
Bewitched us into
A kind of gladness
Beyond purity
And all diminuendos.

One Response to “Bad News”

  1. I felt his strength.