The performance begins…

The winning smile is replaced by

A face torn

Between denial

This cannot be…..

And outright rage.

Hell does have more fury after all.

Doughy fists

Slam the floor

Accompanied by a sound

For which

human vocabulary

is insufficient.

The effects are dramatic.

Our actor shows his range

And commits to his role.

Exhausted now he prepares

For the next emotion

Grief…..real tears are shed

Before the final act.

Acceptance….she means it.

A broken heart wanders off

Without a bow.

To do something else.

Before forgetting .


By Fiona Lochhead March 2010