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



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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