Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 3, 2018

Political Theater~by Paul Lenzi



Political Theater


“Life or Theater?” by Charlotte Salomon

civil dialogue dies
barely noticed
underplayed dimly lit
without violins
her grim opening
death scene
a poor scripted trope
for the end of an era
whose eminence
quietly stilled
bleeds into the boards

prima donnas emerge
utter vapid soliloquies
chewing up scenery
thumbs-in-vest bombast
performed to applause
of each gullible half
in their turn
from intransigent
audience seats
bought by shadows
concealed in the wings



From my book Pieces of Wine




  1. […] via Political Theater~by Paul Lenzi — OUR POETRY CORNER […]

  2. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

  3. Nicely written

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