Wednesday, May 25, 2016

stuck on repeat
like a one act play
playing itself over
and over again
where the actors may change
but rarely the roles
cast as the fifth business
in my own life
unable to protagonise
a new plot
with half blinded eyes
that never see
the full picture
in what I am playing out
so that what is off centre
remains as beyond perception
as the details of the audience
sitting distant in the shadows
while I'm so hungry for the light
all I know to do
is stand and say the lines
so memorized I have forgotten how
to improvise anything other than
what this character
was written to be
when the actor can only remember
the role it was directed to play
and not the actor itself
and destiny gets confined
to descending denouement

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