Thursday, March 19, 2009

In the backstage


It is delicately wild
to lip-sync the movement
of a heart --

there, on the other side,
where no floodlights blind.

Only there does breath prelude
waves more powerful than laughter,

as silence shatters thought
into transparency.

Here, where illusion isn’t praised,
no truth, no flaw is concealed
from the discerning eye.

It is here that I stand,
here to stay,

unmasked

before you.


Copyright ©2009 Anna Piutti

Published in Muse Café Quarterly - July 15, 2009