Our Old Man at the Piano

Last year
they put a piano in the
Dartmouth ferry terminal.
It is often left alone.
It is often used by amateurs.

there is a childsized man
in his late 50s, early 60s,
blue jeans, old running shoes,
green coat, glasses,
shaven head,
and he plays
the most beautiful


Always with an applause.
Always with a humble smile.
Always with a large Timmies near.

He makes going to work almost bearable.


About the Poet:
Dylan Jewers is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. His prose has been published in Scrivener Creative Review, The Brooklyn Voice, Lamp in Hand, Pictures & Portraits and BareBackLit. He plays music in the Halifax, Dartmouth area and helps run a literary journal called Lost Documents.



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Photo by Pech Frantisek.