command performance…

hidden in the shadows
cast by a dark moon
are the empty hearts
of lovers
who trusted
that words spoken
in moments of passion
were words
of truth
but in truth
were but
shadow puppets
of the truth
an ancient form
of storytelling
an entertainment
for one
an opaque scene
of dreams desired
illuminated with lies
to create the illusion
of moving towards
love eternal
a believer’s
traditional fairy tale
a myth brought on
by loneliness
and despair
silhouettes of love
seen by an audience
of one

 

14 thoughts on “command performance…

  1. this might be my favourite poem of yours in awhile. It capture the lies we peddle as truths in love, and lust. Stellar effort!

  2. I don’t think its about the lies we peddle. It perfectly captures the lover’s double anxiety. Am I deluding myself (ie; do I love the person or the idea) and this same anxiety projected into the mind of the beloved. Simply, here is that anxiety at it’s height where it is taken as a truth.
    Either way,
    “a myth brought on
    by loneliness
    and despair
    silhouettes of love
    seen by an audience
    of one”

    is an incredible way to close a poem.

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