He plucks the strings of her harp-
a broken chord; mysterious, unfamiliar,
He was not delicate; his touch graceless.
From faultless to fault
only takes a moment.
The melody lingers on the stroke of the past,
whilst the next note takes its turn-
Unable to comprehend the future,
an unfinished harmony, an imperfect cadence-
The ensuing note is slumped…
overcome by passion,
the strings are plucked so hard
into a chromatic mess.