May 13, 2013

Do You Not


Do you not wonder 
why you're here, 
staring in this 
long-running drama
with no curtain in sight,
your part long ago
learned by heart,
the stage filled 
with so many
who read their lines
but do not 
know the meaning?
Have you not yet
got the point,
saying yes, of course,
to those you love, 
though you really 
can't hear them
on the phone,
why must they
sound so far away?
Do you not still awaken
in the darkness
with a start, 
wondering again,
where you are?

5/12/13