Too much occurred today to fit it in
To fourteen lines, and so I’ll summarize:
Work wasn’t awesome, much to my chagrin,
But I excelled when left to improvise.
By contrast, in the evening I adhered
To notes and the notation on the page,
And friends were kind at times they might have sneered,
Which strengthened our musicianship onstage.
But still, I hate to sum up what I’ve done
Instead of writing something lyrical
About the way rehearsals have been run,
Or how a masterwork’s a miracle.
Next time, I hope that I won’t be accosted
By crass prosaicism while exhausted.