Puppet Show

At play.
At play.

Running about

the auditorium

holding puppets

that shroud the

hands and create

shadowy pulses

across felt and

marble, the

puppeteers writhe

their fingers

in rhythmic

trance to bewitch

our senses and

convince us of

their mastery

in the arts of

language and

perception but

what if that

suspension,

that agreed upon

deception were

to shatter like

burnt wood and

crumble into

ash before their

youthful eyes?

Everyone, as

far as I have

been lead to

believe, would

still smile and

applaud.

Composed 05/21/14

Author’s Note: My students are putting on a puppet show today to showcase their English abilities. I think they’ll do fine, but I can’t help but be a bit nervous.

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