I Was the Jukebox (Hardcover)

By Sandra Beasley

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393076516, 90pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

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from "The Piano Speaks"
For an hour I forgot my fat self,
my neurotic innards, my addiction to alignment.
For an hour I forgot my fear of rain.
For an hour I was a salamander
shimmying through the kelp in search of shore,
and under his fingers the notes slid loose
from my belly in a long jellyrope of eggs
that took root in the mud.