09 February 2007

the play's the thing

we love and fear the shiny and the new
to be an adult is to know what weighs
and what can be put off for better days
there's so much we're not allowed to do
and much that we must if we but knew
what role we've been given in the plays
that make up life and what are the ways
to bring our own performance into view
then we'd take up the better dual roles
actor and critic wrapped up into one
going backstage to see all things in clear
light and then by knowing the wholes
seeing how scenes could be better done
and hoping others will be kind and fair

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