She used to be a piano,
til they re-tuned her, then tore
out the strings.
Made something new.
Now, she has been given wheels
Occasionally, she has been taught
to make a joke.
Now and then, a crude gesture.
She is learning slowly how to be
human and how the keys work,
a melody here,
a dissonance there.
Jason D. DeHart is the creator of the blog jasondehartjustliving.
blogspot.com. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications.