Theater of the mind

Theater of the mind


Be wary of the painted strangers
not seen for 10,000 years
but still lurking everywhere.

I'm where I don't belong
and stiff as hell
pass the popcorn
this could be interesting.

Sweating?
Too many teeth?
Then all is as it should be
life is unfolding
behind the scenes
take a seat in the back
rare company there.

Clever lads and ladies
watching the show
coaching the players
they've left in the front
just enough brainstem
to breathe the fickle air.

Scuttling home
credits rolling
curbstone critics
moonlight reviews.