Elevator Music


Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service

The wars are always with us,
Near or far,
A bass line to the splendid riffs
That mark our best –
Displays of wit or kindnesses,
The beauty of our arts, the honest touch,
A simple stillness in the contemplation of horizon lights –
Whatever flashes forth to cheer a faltering heart

Some say they’re necessary as accompaniment –
A kind of elevator music –
Just because they’ve always been

But surely there’s another, better world
Where we can ride
Without such din


Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia is an American poet, novelist and physician who now resides in New Zealand. He may be contacted at emanuelegarcia@gmail.com.


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 2 Jan 2017.

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