by Ricki Hunsinger

I wept in the muffled orchestra;
tones and rhythms
calling, trampled words
made thin.
The orchestra would resume
a void, filling up private lessons
with string quartets.

“Orchestra” is based on page 95 of Minor Characters, a memoir by Joyce Johnson.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ricki Hunsinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Chatham College.  Her writing has been published by small independent presses.  She is currently a Baltimore-based freelance writer and assistant librarian.