playing the empties

and we’re playing
to empty chairs tonight

to the roadies
and the woman who organized
for us to appear

you and me are the band
when we’re not being
each other’s audience

you know what I’ll say
before I speak it

and I can sing along because
I know your words

and at the end
the small applause is a pleasure
just the much as from a sell out

thank you
thank you one and all
for being


© Frank Prem, 2009


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