Marla Deschenes and Kristi Conley

Kristi Conley
Inspiration piece

Forgotten Music
By Marla Deschenes


Forgotten music
The casualties of faster, cooler cars
Rock star hair, and screeching tight guitars.
Casualties of nothing more
Than popular and whim.
The sunshine burns us all now
Not just those who venture too close.
The keepers of the ashes, of the burned up bits of memories and photographs
Of the burned up phoenix
Of all that has burned.

Forgotten music
Touch me and the music locked within
Will struggle to the surface
Breaking free of chains, and conformity.
I have been battered and broken
Locked up and forgotten
In this place with chalk gray floors and grayer futures.
The first touch of paint
The beginning of a song.

A song of your kindness
And my new tattoo.

Forgotten music
Pushing forward through the mist of eyelid flutter dreams
As sunshine filters in to glisten
On my wooden, painted flesh.
The melodic surging of our often misplaced song
The bursting forward of our happiness
And nothing will ever separate us one from the other ever again
And we will dance
And remember all our once omitted songs.

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  1. Posted September 7, 2010 at 1:50 am | #

    I love Marla picking up the theme of “forgotten” music, for that’s precisely what this image suggests to me. Lovely work!

  2. Posted September 11, 2010 at 8:55 am | #

    I love that piano – what it says,how its feeling, what its anticipating with its makeover!