Play That Dirty Piano

Play that dirty piano
An old piano abandoned by the roadside in Taipei.

One night I found this old piano abandoned along the roadside in Jǐngměi 景美, Wénshān District 文山區, after a brief climb through Xiānjīyán Hiking Trail 仙跡岩親山步道. It was strange that I hadn’t noticed it before—every day I cycled this bend in Jingmei River 景美溪 on my way to the MRT and parts beyond. I kept an eye out for it but never saw it by day. It only seemed to come out after dark, under the glimmering sodium glow of the street lights of deepest midnight. I wonder what sweet music it would have made…