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Rain in the alley

Thin composition on toy piano With tin keys made of old cans. Impressions on tom-toms of toadstools, Hesitant - tentative - apologetic. Blunderings against faded newspapers Like rub-dub on ancient washboard. Blues beginning, progressive and cool On galvanized roofs that cover garbage. And then a faster tempo: Debussy in a bucket with a rusty rim. Now Japan, Saipan, bamboo ratta-tatta, Syncopation on discarded window shade. Polytonality of a rainy afternoon.