Off Key.


It was a song

played on a piano in a bar,

that reminded me of you,

slightly out of key,

the wrong notes at times

grating on the ear,

but it was a song we shared

as we belted it out

when we were drunk

and wearing younger skin

staggering down Sheep Street.


It was a song that reminded me

of you and for a while

I mourned that I would never

be off key with anyone else again.


Ian D. Hall 2017