Band

metal brought among men:

passage of mortal breath shaped by ideal curves into a form with an ending:

pulse for the destined dead:

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Restored detail of “‘Elmira Cornet Band,’ Thirty-third Regiment, of the New York State Volunteers, July 1861.” Civil War Negatives and Related Prints Collection, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2013648631/