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The Calculation of Loss

I Love The Sound it Makes When The Fingers
Slide String, Switching From Chord to Chord.

                - Like a Straw Piercing Plastic -

Music is My Only Solace, My Withdrawal From
Everything, But it Neglects My Frailty.

                - I Can Hear Their Souls in My Fretboard -

But There's No Sight Any More, No Interaction,
No Touch, No Love. We Are Barren.

                - The Killing of Muses -

The Movement of a Thousand Fingers, Smoothing
Horse Hair Across Suspended Steel.

                - Washes Right Through Me -

They Snuffed out like Candles. One by One
I left Them, and They Went in all Directions.

                - I -

The First One Was an Icebreaker Session,
Right Into Reality, Seeded By Angst.

                 - II -

The Second Destroyed Every Perception
I Had of Love, But I Was So Young.


The Third Made Me Miserable, Masochistic
And Fuelled Entirely By My Loins.


The Fourth, Separated by Inconceivable 
Distance Through My Raw Isolation.

                - So Much Beauty -

But as I Stand Here, Sifting Through Nostalgic 
Debris, I Can't Help But Think... 

...I Lost so Much More.


Copyright © Conor Jordan

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  1. Date: 8/23/2010 8:08:00 AM
    so when you play you're are youself at your best. But when your strings break you come back to how you feel without it. is there a hugh difference? Do you feel your mind is safer when you play? and it's not as easy as changing strings...not witha floyd rose :P

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 8:09:00 AM
    Profound as always, nice work. It's been a while since I have been on. Nice to read you again. I hope all is well your way...Raul

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 9:55:00 PM
    Wow! a very interesting form. Enjoyed this piece. Have a great day! Scarlett