Between the Frets

The message is among the notes
Syncopated notes,
Major, minor notes
Weave in and out seductively
beautiful and carry the
message into
the next stanza
Weaving a story
through each fret
On and on into the horizon

Memories lie between the notes,
The said ones, the felt ones
The brush of music between the
Frets, singing my song,
my soul healed once again
among the notes, between the frets

Cathy Atkinson

ISSUE Magazine April 2015