Drama 101
for Diana Simonzadeh


The Crucible

Last night
I saw
your green hair
worth the world's weight

under bright lights
offstage

turn silver.

A Chorus Line

                        Stay there
                                    overnight,
                                    I say

save the
nightly drive
back

sixty-two miles
round trip

                        just to be
                        home

                                    with me.

                        Why go
                        back and forth

                        waste gas
                        add mileage

                                    I know you

                        love me.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The curtain fallen

you curtsy
in stilted
accent
and ask

if your star shone
and I daydream
of you asleep

softly
on a diving board
where your Venus stands
naked
twirling her gold tress
ready to leap in.

Bye Bye Birdie

I never meant
for our distance
to be

so distant.