Fairview – The play (the next day thoughts)

What did we watch last night?
What ritual did we re-enact?
Was it an altar call
(it certainly seemed like one)
For guilty conscience whites?
Or was it a crystal ball

(I didn’t mean to make a rhyme)
(But oh, yes, it must have been!)
For conscience-ridden blacks?

Or was it everything

For everybody (in the audience
And on the stage, on both stages).
And why wasn’t there
a curtain call at the end?
Why was there no end?

Yes it was immersive.

Yes it was interactive.

The invisible vertical membrane
Perpendicular to the edge of the stage
That we have come to believe in
Was forever smashed.
And we are ruined forever for any play
We subsequently see
If we expect that craziness
To every happen again.

Now I am confused.

Who were the players?
And who the hell were the watchers,
Conducting surveillance
From an all-knowing vantage point?
And were we, my wife and me,
Players or watchers? I’m not sure.
And does it work on smart TV?

Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

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