SeptHaikuWriMo 13

When the characters
From that most familiar film
Reprise all their roles

Recognizable
And in fact mostly alive
As if they had been

Quoting the lines to
All their fans for all these years
Not even aging

But remembering
Death as an old friend saying
I’ll take care of you

I hope that is how
We recognize each other
Taking off our masks

At the end of this
Without having aged a day
Knowing all the lines

Enthusiastic
We get to share the same breath
All over again

Inconceivable
To mean what we think we mean
To act as you wish

By Joshua Keiter

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