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by Kristin Clay


I hear my voice scrape, off key
I strain to tune it, but squeak remains

I hate it because they see me
They see my shivering little reed of a self
trepidating on high speed

Like a guitar string plucked
I can't seem to silence its twanging nerve


© 2003 Kristin Clay