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"Stradivarius Mind" (by Joe DiMino)


I am not--

only fix things

long after

they need repairing-


stopping leaks

saying prayers.


Would rather Play!

write poetry,

paint pictures,

sing my words and images,

extracting music covetously

from bartered time--


Yes--I've sold things--

made promises--

if not to the world

then to myself--

all for pen and paper,


to bow this Stradivarius-mind.