On the Stage

Curtain separates

Players from keen audience

Fire exits are lit


No dress rehearsal

We act out our own futures

Influence endings


Endless monologue

Echoes through empty hallways

Off un-pictured walls


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