I wheeled you over
Placed your hands on the keys and
Gently encouraged

“I can’t play…..”
You demurred, a bit confused
“Yes you can,” I smiled

A moment or two you took
A deep breath

At first I thought
You were done, ready to go
But no

Music burst forth
From the keyboard like
No time had passed

“I guess I can play!”
You said with a laugh
Tears in our eyes

Those five minutes
That magical time will play
In my heart forever