THE THEATER OF YOU


Live your life as if you are

Acting in a movie starring you,

A movie about this guy who wants to fly,

Not in airplanes, but fly like a bird,

Like Superman . . . but not super, not

A hero, just a regular guy

Who watches the sky and dreams

Of joining the birds up there,

Learns to control that addictive sensation,

The rush of falling through air.

                                               So you run and jump

And lift and fly for short bursts . . . 

Then tumble along the ground

Like you did as a kid, watch the dizzy clouds

Circle, the horizon wobble, hear the blood 

Throbbing in your ears . . . contrails fade up high,

A vee of geese come honking by, flapping,

Pulling you to your feet to run again and honk 

And try to fly,

                    But this time you are naked 

As Icarus without wings, and you’re free,

Running with the girl of your dreams, nude

And beautiful as the young are in films,

Your long hair flying in the wind . . . shoulders

And arms touching skin. Holding hands

You spring and soar together . . . fly till you fall

Tangled, roll laughing to a rest . . .

                                                    The geese

Flash back, another segment you guess,

Another cinematic vee migrating

Overhead in your head, and you smell

The grass in her hair, pull her close, brush your lips

Across her ear, pass your fingertips over her skin,

Her hips, her back, her thighs, slip your

Elbow between her legs and rise, stand up,

Your hand flat against her back, her groin

Nestled in the crook of your arm, and it’s hard—

But you rock her like a child hugging your neck . . .

Yet this is not the climactic scene.

                                                    You know

Because you’ve been here before. So you keep on

Dancing, dreaming, watching the sky,

Closing your eyes and leaping to soar, to cruise,

To belly-roll through the night . . . to fly

Into the dark at the speed of light. 

 

for my dream girl, Pam

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4 Responses to THE THEATER OF YOU

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