April prompt #26
An adult who affected you strongly as a child
MRS. FARRINGTON KILLING THEORY
Tonic. Sub-dominant. Every Good Boy
Does Fine. The ruler across the knuckles.
The yellow notebook. Erasers balanced
on the hands. It is forbidden to play
by ear. I can read music in my sleep.
My hand position is old-style perfect.
I cannot improvise to save my life.
Playing Mozart, I always forget to breathe.