Did Mozart ever play anything
Gershwinesque, even 

Did the bustle of Vienna
inspire blue rhapsodies?

His fantasias
maybe touched the future

he tinkering with the altered chords, 
lost in unfamiliar cadence and harmonic progression

led to wonder
as he wandered the keyboard


foretelling big machines in cities moving,
the cosmopolitan sway of its denizens

the light of eyes,
the sadness in hearts

Salieri's specter

cc: Chagall 2021