L a r r y   D .   T h o m a s

 

Piano Tuner
         for Marilyn

 

The tools of his trade

are unassuming and relatively

 

primitive. The stagehand

is his counterpart in drama.

 

In the shadows of architects,

for grand cathedrals of sonatas,

 

he lays the bricks. Of pitch

and tone, he is master.

 

Even a concert pianist

steers clear of his ear.