Brian Yapko


The Choir Concert

cacophonously callow
the choristers are quacking
combining chords so shallow
the window-glass is cracking

the voices hit the ceiling
which longs to hit them back
the audience is reeling
and ready to attack

there’s nothing to have fun with
in this suite of un-beaux arts.
at last! at last it’s done with!
oh no! the encore starts!

Brian Yapko is a lawyer who also writes poems, a good number of which have been published. He has also written two published children’s plays, several fantasy short stories and is presently hard at work on his first science fiction novel. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.