Circular Reasoning in a Row

Certainly, the trick in transposition on alto sax, or improvision,
even flat-out difficulty, is remembering relationships,
for sharp-minded people even struggle to remember:
a minor third inversion is relative on its own scale –

Don’t make the mistake of thinking it remains in the same scale,
bringing you back in the wrong direction,
even vectoring towards randomness if you run out of ideas.
Good transitions preserve at least some commonality,

facile dissonances, leaving room for repetition, like
a flat tire revolving slowing
down, flat, as my dad always said, only on the
bottom, flat nevertheless.

written in response to a dVerse prompt on puzzles and acrostics

12 thoughts on “Circular Reasoning in a Row

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  1. Took me a few readings but OH this is SO CLEVER! Having raised two musicians…I will send this on to them!
    MOST especially love that last stanza!!!
    This is truly one of the most clever acrostics I’ve ever read! WELL DONE!

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