A friend of mine sent an e-mail last week telling me, apropos of nothing evident in her message, that she hates harps and hopes there aren't any in heaven. I guess she forgot that one of my poems addresses that very topic.
Here are the opening lines of "But There Is an Accordion," from my book Semisweetness and Light (Winterset, Iowa: Goldentree Communications, 2006).
I won't be listening to harps
in heaven. I once attended
a harp concert, and that
was enough of that.
I wouldn't mind listening to God
play the accordion, though...
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