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Insufferable Music Critic by Chris Middleman

Posted in Chris Middleman with tags on February 27, 2011 by Scot



I’m not a terrible son
because I don’t answer the phone
at the pinched moments she calls 


and I feel even less guilt
when i hear that leitmotif
play out in the voicemail 


Resplendent with pangs of Catholic guilt
and smoldering Philadelphian resignation 


This composition for sad trombone
is too familiar to be affecting;
it comes off instead like a slide whistle