The Travails of a Triangle Player by Sarah E. Morin
Tommy Bayer, triangle player, you wait there for your cue.
The baton moves on and on but never points to you.
Your muscles strain. Your arm’s in pain.
Your breath’s caught in your throat.
You are ready, hand held steady, to strike your only note.
You do your best. You count each rest. You wait and wait and wait.
Then tall and proud before the crowd... come in one beat too late.
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