Sitarsys at Oakton


April 21, 2018 

We’re ready to play. 

In her stage debut 

Grandbaby Noni spits up 

As Zahra causes a spill. 

Half the band disappears 

For the dual cleanup. 


The music begins. 

Listeners eat. 

We play to a silent reception. 

Don’t know if we’re connecting 

Until after the music ends. 


Then there is talk of 






How often do we depend on feedback 

To validate our work? 

Don’t we know who we are? 

Healing is not a loud act.

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