The Audience

starrywindowThey appear

as the curtain rises

and the house lights dim.

 

Cold and distant,

the silent observers

are totally unmoved

by the dramas unfolding below them.

 

Never critical or demanding,

yet never complimenting or approving–

they merely observe,

austere and untouched.

 

Yet every night

we each perform,

always hoping to be the one

to sway the heavens,

 

and make the stars

forsake their silence–

and send down their applause.

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