Dogs 2014

ACTION!
(6/18/14)


pretty
costumes

practiced
lines

mirrored
poses

predicable
whines

every
closet
a dressing room

every
venue
a stage

nobody's
looking

no one's
amazed

we all
have their own
parts
to obsess
framed within
curtains
that never
close

so many
one person
plays
performed
for an audience
of one

I pray
for accidents
to spark
just a bit
of spontaneity

but as soon
as the lights

the cameras

the many eyes

are upon
us

we relapse
into roles
already lived

already seen

already read

already reamed

a replay
of another's
personal disaster
once witnessed
long ago

we spend
our lives
auditioning
for a part
that never
comes

reading

rereading

our overdone
scripts

alone