The Custodian

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Walking up the staircase to the school concert hall,


the little boy tripped on an untied shoelace and


fell forward, crashing into the steps ahead.


 


His rusting horn received a dent from


the edge of a step and when he played on stage,


a very wobbly sound came out.


 


Nerves, thought his music teacher,


only then she looked over to find that a dent was a major feature


of an already meager


instrument.


 


She dropped her baton


her music stand broke


Everyone laughed


but the custodian never came that night.


 

Created: Mar 06, 2015

Tags: poetry, free-verse

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