Waiting for the Show (poem)

Waiting for the Show

lights go down with a hushed anticipation
the audience fall silent

waiting

for the curtain to rise

waiting

for the performance to start

murmured conversations as time passes
the audience grow restless
fidgeting in their seats
checking their watches

time passes

and as the lights come up
an awkward silence descends

copyright Β© 2018 Karen Horsley

via Awkward β€” Prompts – The Daily Post

Comments

4 comments on “Waiting for the Show (poem)”
  1. I know that moment, and you described it well.

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    1. Karen says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Like

  2. ashleyleia says:

    I don’t know the proper poetry term for it, but this is very nicely structured.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you, I don’t know the term either! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

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