Tagged: theater

perhaps it is still

in the beginning was

in the beginning was
the word, and the word
was stella, rapping so
gently at my
window with her icy
knuckles this morning –
despite forecasts
and city shutdowns
and a state of emergency
declaration and thousands
of plows deployed
across the boroughs,
and lining up outside
grocery stores under
a cool blue sky –
despite everything, still
leaning on her southern
charm, like a new art form
.
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at the movies, we

at the movies, we
are twice
as vulnerable as
we are invincible.
it’s a practice
run of sorts –
memories
brushing
up against us,
murmuring take
my hand, step
into the light

.
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theater-hopping in

theater-hopping in
the multiplex was a game
we used to play on
hot summer days,
one disposable
blockbuster at a time.
nothing beats learning
how to build consensus
in the cool comfort
between fantasy
and mystery
.
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i want to break

i want to break
it to you slowly,
quickly, every
other second
like i am two
selves vying
for the same

plot twist –
you laugh, but
you don’t see
it coming
.
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dining at the airport

i break character

i break character
to stay with you – it is
really not enough, but
by turning towards
you, it is
a transoceanic start
.
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extracting the news

extracting the news
this morning,
it’s still theater – this
practice of trading
one old victory
for another
.
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in character, one

in character, one
can say almost
anything. don’t
ask me who i
am when it
comes to you,
the cat is not
out of the
bag just yet
.
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each morning by the curtain

each morning by the curtain
of fraying dreams,
you are freshly
stalled, leaning firmly
on the last corner
of resistance
so that the rest of the
performers can shuffle
off while you leave an
enduring impression –
like a category five
sunrise – searing
until all is cold
.
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