The center stage is empty. Stage
We see THE YOUNG MAN, only partially
Emerged from shadow, staring at bright
Nothingness. Stage left, in dimmer light, stand
THE MOTHER and THE FATHER, separately,
Yearning for something they no longer
For us there seems little to
Ordinary movement through darkness and light.
Underneath, however, all move vertically,
Reaching for more than life can reveal.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Audio and Video Music: Maryandra's Waltz. By Jesse Gallagher. Music free to use at YouTube.