his show is the show (going on going on)

His vanity requires no response

~

thank god
don’t you think
for a man
who knows

all the ins
and the outs
of his mind

with certainty
in all his decisions

everything he does . . .

just fine

~

all of the world
is a prism

on one side
the light flows in

clear

the other
is broken . . .

refracted

a rainbow
for anyone
to see

and the colours
are lighter
than one solitary
white

but the white
has the power
to hold

where do you stand
at the prism

what kind
of colour
do you behold

~

I have watched
the dancing
in old movies

the shuffles
and steps

and the tap

the feet move
so fast
I hardly see
them moving

staccato
from special heels
and toes

and what I recall
is the top hat

the elegance
of tuxedo
and tails

at the end
of the swoon
I am admiring

but am left
with much
nothing
to hold

~

after all
while the music
is playing

the dancer
keeps his rhythm
and poise

after all
while the music is playing

all the world
is in wonder
and he
is the spotlight
and so –
for the world –
he
is the show

~

4 thoughts on “his show is the show (going on going on)

  1. I have to ask this question. Am I supposed to imagine an entertainer because…all I can imagine is a premier as opposed to a premiere performance! Oops did I say that?

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