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October 29, 2011

Senior choir regaled us with tunes
a collision of rickety voices
embracing a variety of keys
faltering at times
the next few words a mystery
even to the accompanist
sudden impromptu solos 
rising in falsetto tones
all of which thrust me
suddenly thirty years hence
one nursing home resident 
among my inmates 
a captive audience.  And yet
those old standards 
could not fail to stir me to song
as will likely be the case
then as well.

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