Music Lesson
— Tucson, Arizona

Jon Riccio

C is the call sign for dry ice

whereas D is a Mason jar

shattering Boca Raton.

E escorts you to Oktoberfest,

pieces the Biergarten together

one Ländler at a time.

F, omitter of facts:

your ancillaries swapped Judaism

for Christianity on the ride over.

G attends Ladies Auxiliary meetings,

nuzzles a to-do list

in flesh-bandaged bones.

You wallpaper a monastery

in B, bind books,

polish chimes,



towels with it.

These are the key signatures

of a mariachi band playing

the Guadalajara Grill

Monday nights.

Sounds your working ear

still recognizes.

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