Metrognome

of hands paus­ing
hov­er­ing above]
the tips of fin­gers
the arch and whorl
pad cal­lus cap­il­lar­ian beat­ing]
the en­com­pass­ing round palms
hoard­ing of sound]
of wooden boards planed for
res­o­nance, wires taut and twisted
too wound about to quiver]
the or­dered rank of keys
as yet un­played]
every
knuckle 
an­gle 
pre­cise]

an 
ex]
ha­la­tion

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