In a newspaper they said
One of the greatest pleasures in life
Is in being able to play the piano.
Upon reading this I recalled how I recently
Tried to explain all my life to someone
– over the course of a few drinks,
Trying to make everything fit into a single story –
A selection of dramatic, humorous and sharp sentences.
Her papa was so utterly crazy
And she was so normal and calm and warm.
I was as shocked with how crazy her papa was
As with how beautiful she was
And what extraordinary ways she had found
To escape the madness.
What extraordinary ways she had taken
To make some normalcy out of me.