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for Pinky
the ruby-red-grapefruit-hot-pink flute recorder

My lack of practice, advertised
Through this poor butchered tune,
Has stabbed their ears and labeled me
A musical buffoon.
But though this first attempt of mine
Has truly been my worst,
The sad result—so unsublime!—
Can soon be un-rehearsed.
And so when practice comes to mind,
I’ll rush toward, not from it,
Rebuilding skill through such sweet song
That folks will want to hum it.

by Gwennon
July 7, 2008

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