too gay

playing Puck

Shakespeare’s midsummer night

dream

end of year school play

there in borrowed pantyhose

crouched spouting

on a painted mushroom

caught in a spotlights gleam

expectations for the audience

to steal the show

& afterwards

walking home alone

not allowed to take the bow

end of all the scenes

& maybe

this was just too gay

for the old man to swallow

his boy painted in tan tights

up on the stage

& never mind the applause

the praise

all that just goes to hollow

when at the end of the night

you have to go home

& it is

just another day

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