Play on, you would,
if not for the feeling
someone else has been here already
or her already
with the momentum of the windborne
planned out, or not, uniting sight and line.
How: in a moment the hand flutters between
tenderness and treachery,
gentle leaves can soon retake the muscle memory
and shout like bellows,
palpitating organ song.
Rise and surrender
play on or pause,
or breathe and huff.
Other have chosen before, little gods
scratching for toys,
this one quivering silently on the glass:
winged and wingless, ruled from above.
You could be choosing freedom, as you play skin
against hard skin, hand to life,
gambling whether it will rise