The stage is set,
I did not expect this today,
I had not seen the assailant advance,
A cast member obscured by fog,
A flash of silver in hand,
Suddenly a white-hot bolt of force,
And then cold betwixt darkness,
My hands race to my gut,
In the dramatic parlance,
A grizzled song from my lips,
Along with red confetti,
A musical number unrehearsed,
To an applause of liquid hitting cobbles,

The grim theatre be done,
And I lay amongst my roses crimson,
Bestowed by an audience unseen,
They seep into drains as I bow out.

  1. shauna says:

    Thinking lots of folks feel this way about COVID…😥

    • Osharlequin says:

      You could be right. ☹️

      The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        Work right now is crazy for me. We are in another surge thanks to restrictions being lifted. People just don’t get it. They have to be forced to do what is right. they think they can still have gatherings and go to bars. Or whatever. Hence the crushing numbers of cases we are seeing here in KS. Hospitals here in Wichita are full with many different kinds of patients, but at the hospital I work for we have now converted two ICU’s into COVID only patients and two floors. Had 64 patients in-house with COVID when I left last night with 8 waiting in our ER’s for beds. 🥺

      • Osharlequin says:

        They’ve just started the second lockdown here due to sharply rising numbers. It’s sort of funny cause the island I live on has had very little in the way of cases from day one. I hope things improve for you my friend.

        The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        Thank you friend! I pray your little island stays healthy and that you are safe!

  2. Carol anne says:

    Awesomely written! Well done my friend, a great piece! ❤

  3. Excellent verse. Very descriptive.

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