View of My Room pt.11
View 22: Dusty Love
A guitar (12-string acoustic), guitar (6-string acoustic), banjo (5-string variety), and an old-school mountain dulcimer stand along the far wall—all beloved instruments I have an affinity for.
All standing wholly neglected because, well,
It is hard to play an instrument when there are
So many movies to watch and
So many Facebook statuses to like,
And still somehow maintain a social life.
I didn’t even have time to mention school or work or doctor appointments…
Although the last reason is a lie—I haven’t been to the doctor since I last played guitar. But I think about going to the doctor, and those thoughts take a lot of time!
At least I know my instruments are loyal
And they’ll be waiting for me whenever I feel I need
The feeling of grooved steel beneath my fingers once again.
By Jacob Gehman