Play by Tania Hershman

says the girl in the coat

by the piano, who knows


I only sat down

by accident, haven’t


the skills to do

what she wants


on the black

and the white of it. Put


your hands here,

says the girl with the coat


by the piano, placing hers

over mine on the cool


and the dark of it, whispering

notes in my ear.




Tania Hershman (UK) is the author of three short story collections, and a poetry collection, Terms and Conditions (Nine Arches Press). She has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics and is working on a hybrid book about time.

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