A love in verse

Away on Tour

1999-02-17
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Darkness is tumbling from the flies

And fills the gloomy wings

Your backstage lover sits and sighs

Remembering many things


The thousand hours we’re apart

The few we are together

Loneliness – your lover’s heart

Almost beyond its tether


The leading actor loud on stage

Impresses in his part

I do mine for a weekly wage

And not for love of art

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