don’t call us, we’ll call you

he goes away with a drooped head
followed by the eyes of alley cats
without applause, without flowers
his key monologue remains unsaid

he goes away in a fading ray
stepping over scattered set and props
and wind frays his shadow on the wall
like the theater bill of a failed play

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2018

37 thoughts on “don’t call us, we’ll call you

  1. As someone who is job hunting I can relate to “his key monologue remains unsaid.” sometimes, even if you are not auditioning for a job in the entertainment industry, you have a “battle plan” in your mind, but once you get thrown off (they ask an unusual question or you stick your foot in your mouth) there is no going back. “Goodbye now!” they say with a happy face,

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  2. Really… It could have ended here and still would have been priceless;

    “by the eyes of alley cats
    without applause, without flowers
    his key monologue remains unsaid”

    This is great writing!

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