Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 29, 2020

Daily missive for Wednesday the 29th of January.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Wednesday the 29th of January.

When will it finish
Is it time-limited
An interlude
Before the main event
A support act
To be endured
A second feature
In black and white
Made on a shoestring
Fronted by Hitchcock
To lend it gravitas
A preview
In full costume
More than a rehearsal
But not a first night
Will it have a sympathetic
Audience
Fit for a king
Or be a night of long knives
When every sleight
Is deeply felt
Below the skin
Where the heart lies
Is it over
Even as the curtain falls
On a last night
Will there be respite
In the shadows
When the light fades
Will there be a dresser
A kind word
Before the premier
To lift the spirits
Or is this a short run
The only performance
With no reprise
No brickbats
Souvenirs
Bad reviews
Or booby prize
For taking part
It is life
Not art
Unless it is
Dear heart
It is.


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