26 August 2011

Dirge for a Mandolin

I threw away my mandolin today.
It’s an organic instrument, string-tied to the feelings in my
Cumbersome, flesh-draped, human parts.
I just can’t find the emotions to play it anymore
In the ordered, binary pulses
Clicking through my electroplated, digital heart.

Image from matsuyuki


  1. Very sad! Your heart may become organic again one day. I hate throwing things away, because I like the sense that I and the world are ever changing, hence anything may one day become useful again...especially musical instruments...I hope you find something else to play.

  2. Truly a sad tale! Yet maybe the mandolin will find its way back into your heart--and fingers--in some surprising way. You never know!