The Band

Our time is given
to belt out a rhythm
it hardly seems a chore
playing music from our core.

The power of notes
that someone else wrote
we give with a passion
that’s a collective fashion.

Creating an ephemeral thing
note by note we sing
with lungs and lips,
reeds, valves and fingertips.

This band of musicians
a joyful collision
of those with music in their hearts
sharing invisible art.

Wendy Taleo 2021

contemplating the question ‘What is a musician?’