Girl Interrupted at Her Music
She felt her heart pound
with every note, and
tried to keep her arm steady
so he wouldn’t know.
Master and student.
And when he stopped.
she could still feel his warm breath
on her neck, his long fingers
stroking hers, gently tickling them
as if he were courting her in song.
She turned away in silence,
not wanting him to see her chin tremble,
her eyes well with tears,
knowing she would soon have to leave
the secret of her lesson behind.
This poem was written for the 20 Poem Challenge.
Michele Hyatt-Blankman began writing stories and poetry from a very early age, beginning a lifelong interest in both. She expanded her interests to journalism at Marshall University, where she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Following years in public relations and copy editing, she now spends time at home with her husband Jon, a retired school teacher, trying to keep her 4 cats out of trouble. She is also a proud mom of 2 sons, Richard, 31, and Joshua 29, living in NY and Texas, respectively.
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