No Oscar for Mr Turner

It would have been rude
of us to stare
so we quickly looked away

doesn’t necessarily
show on an actor’s face
not in Prezzo anyway
he finished his coffee
and stood up to leave
he knew we’d
recognised him
we could tell
by the twist of a smile
as he passed us
part of an act perhaps
to disguise the hurt.



© Nemo 2023
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