I’m an Orchestra

Today I am the double bass,

solid, sonorous, strong.

I’m going somewhere, things to do,

always driving on.


But sometimes I‘m the cor anglais,

solitary, subdued.

If my tone is wistful,

it’s my melancholy mood.


Sometimes I’m the trumpet,

a spicy, strident sound,

and others the euphonium,

velvety and round.


I’m the triangle, worth the wait,

I’m the chimes, I captivate,

I’m the cymbals, clang and crash,

I’m a bass drum, meet your match,

I’m the crotales, decisive, sure,

I’m the tam-tam.

Hear.       My.       Roar.

I’m an orchestra.

Copyright: from Being Me (forthcoming Otter-Barry, 2021), © Laura Mucha 2020, 2021, used by permission of the author /composed by Blake Reginald Bennett for Felt Music Ltd

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