Repeat Performances

I don’t ever remember auditioning

but I cross the stage and lights fade to dim

the audience hushes to catch this melodrama

and I feel all eyes are staring through my performance

 

I bring out the jokers, the fools

the bastard, the bitch

they strut, scream

crawl

beg

and eventually cry forgiveness

 

and it is all replaying itself

on stage after stage

in a car, in a room,

on the street corner

same lines, same roles

 

– Chris George 

December 1981  

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