Life in a Stage

My mind’s eye
Is a theatre stage
velvet drawn curtains
yellow dim lights 
shoes that clop, clop, clop across the waxy floor 

act one with no music, no sound, no choreography
they bump into each other 
no words to speak 
no applause to appease 
the smell of ripe gutters, wet leaves in the night 
the rain that can’t wash away words with no meaning
and dates that never happened 

act two 
hungry for order, starving for love
bring the masses to me 
we’ll dance, we’ll sing 
we’ll warn them of the edges
we’ll show them their faces 
write promises on walls 
make keepsakes from threads 

act three 
the lights can be bright 
no need to be shy 
lift your chest to the ceiling 
say the words in their order 
stomp your feet in time and be done
gather the flowers they throw
together, we will, with arms 

and with care 

We’ll lay them where they belong 

and Her grave will sink no more


About kat9090

Hafu (Half Japanese), Late Discovery Adoptee, Sister, Mom, Daughter, Wife, I cook, look back, look forward, lean left, drive a lot, write a lot, wish a lot, I will be square with you if you are square with me. Find me on Instagram @shojikat and Twitter @biteme9090
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