“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage” – Shakespeare Mcbeth
Velvet curtain raises
ENTER Sula stage left
How much of my part is written?
How much am I free to ad lib?
Are my movements and words authentic
Or a trifle too practiced and glib?
Do I have any say in the scenes ahead
Or is it all cast in stone?
Am I privy to the plot
Or only my own lines known?
My costume a little ill fitting
The lighting somewhat severe
I may very well stumble and duff it
The show will go on
Kindly hold off throwing tomatoes
It’s not as easy as it seems
I’m here without rehearsal
Unsure where I fit in the scheme
So soon the scene is over
Was my performance true or trite?
A few bars of music
EXIT Sula stage right