Wednesday, August 2, 2017

playwright at work

Playwright at work:
talk at your own risk,
date her at your peril
otherwise
you'll one day
walk into a theatre
and as the lights dim and couples
on dates begin to hush
and clear their throats in
the dusk of curtain-rise
you'll find your quirks and cadences
your slight verbal tics
and idiosyncratic talking patterns
your preoccupation
with super marathons
your 30-year-old
celibate naivete
your clumsy charm
and tired pick-up lines
your blue eyes sparkling as they catch mine
will play out in front of you
on stage,
art reflecting,
refracting,
revealing
you back to yourself
in one warped funhouse mirror.

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