Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 1999
Jennifer Lynn Hedstrom
Lincoln Junior High School, Grade 7

Piano

As my fingers skip across the keys, I imagine the low notes are
a boy,
and the high notes are a beautiful girl, who have come together
in a waltz
to form a stunning harmony
As they dance and prance across the keys and make the music
as fast as they
please, I come in a trance and join them too
I allow myself to lose control, and only think of the music I
hear
I feel like getting up and dancing but I cannot for if I do the
music will stop
My fingers keep jumping about the keys, while my eyes follow
the notes on the
page, but am I really watching and doing the work
or is it the boy and the girl
the ones that are waltzing and making the beautiful harmony
As my fingers skip across the keys.