JulyPoWriMo 30

The living proof 
your spirit is
still living

I recognized your face
among the others
on the stage

so many years after
first seeing this play
so much time has

passed since playing
the difference
in productions

no matter how
many revivals staged
is this how eternity

is rehearsed?
missing each other
between the curtains

coming to life
with each refrain
we live

no matter who plays
the lines stay the same
the delivery

alters our presence
attended by memory
of what might be

when we share stages again

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher