On the Stage

Curtain separates

Players from keen audience

Fire exits are lit

~

No dress rehearsal

We act out our own futures

Influence endings

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Endless monologue

Echoes through empty hallways

Off un-pictured walls

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Dialogue of birds

Settles in heat of high noon

Marks out the day

~

Epilogue pays out

Finite line too quickly unspools

We empty-handed

~

CLP 02/07/2020