The 4:10

The audience
radiates
appreciation,
I
set store
by the encores
but
ask more
from yourself.

When this party is over
and the curtains are drawn
when this
when this?
I remember the day I was born
blind by the
lights of a new dawn.

Off track?
sometimes off track is
the best bet,
but I never forget to
give thanks.

The sun is set to rise
must wash my face and
paint my eyes a
kinder shade of blue

I am
almost
a man getting through,
finding you
and
losing me
in the process.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.