audience

Stand in front of four hundred
mostly strangers
there for something else
and be cool.

Monopolize them
with my words
and demeanour
and backed by
fifty musicians

It was the fifty
who carried it off
maybe my giant failures
were just my little failures—
but it would be nice to be perfect.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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