Rich in air and earth,
the galloping twangle
of those plucked strings
gives me the same
excitement of love:
a pounding heart, a silly grin;

A soaring that pulls at my arms and legs
like marionette strings.

With those tinny riffs, I swoon.

A guitar will take me far, true,
but the deep-woods jangle
of skillful strumming
leaves me humming with tickled ears.

Oh, marry me with a tune!

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