No Oscar for Mr Turner


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

disappointment
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 2020
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TheRecluse

The old queens never stop acting, do they, always their-public aware? Great modern observational poetry.

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