Out of Character

Thrust on the stage at break of day,
unsure which part you're meant to play,
you wonder, searching for a cue,
then someone hands a script to you:

those lines they say you must recite
inside their blinding spot of light
- not as yourself, though, in disguise.

But you were born to improvise.

Out of Character © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: April 5, 2021

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