The Usual Tragedy In One Act

I walked in the bosom of a sea breeze free

citrus smells

and ringing bells

I made my entrance grandly

understudy jealousy

to keep me company

the adjectives left me heavy

lumbering fool with seminal stage fright

black curtain endings swallowed all the light

act one

scene two

death by overkill

before they drop the other shoe


Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

4 thoughts on “The Usual Tragedy In One Act”

    1. Know something weird Denise? The ending was the first thing to come to me and I built the rest around it. It’s interesting that the initial line or lines are often the most potent in a poem.

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