Disowned heritage and lessons

* * *

Abandonment is a choice


Electra’s complexity

made a simple plan.

Womb envy evades

* * *

As so many tongues

make such alike sounds

to form varied



Untrained minds slip between


for roots and

to find seeds

yet unsprouted


to give quick return

for when harvest

is brought to market

* * *

Money found on street is profit made for wandering

* * *

The setting was the smell

the smell was the costume

the costume was the hero

the hero was the plot

the plot was the conclusion


The conclusion was the dialogue

the dialogue was the fan

blowing scent from work

into skin.


Deglazed words

dropped caramelized

into scripts


Actors’ greasy faces

let emotions slip

oily onto parts

more commonly referred to

as rolls –roles


Halitosis came in waves

from audience


Sweat and toilet water

hang fragrant in front rows.


The conflict was the twist

the twist was the secret revealed

the secret revealed

was the fondant

of curtains draped into the show.

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