opening night

it happens again…
stretch, breathe, loosen, limber
set is ready, props in place
talk to the walls

cards, flowers, chocolates
pep talks and last words
countdown to curtain
coffee with whisky

giving your best
playing the crowd
listen for laughs
bows and applause

don the suit
ascend the lounge
shake hands

Thanks for coming
So glad you enjoyed it
It’s a great script
We worked so hard

agents, producers, casting calls
options, careers, directions
stories, advice, questions
talk, drink, talk, eat, talk, drink

get away
back to my barstool
a moment of rest
opening’s behind me

nothing is left now
but the hangover
and four more weeks
of the same

Published by bernardsbarnes

Writer. Artist. Performer. A little boy dreaming of the stars.

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