Soloist

indefinite shapes of music
start to appear all around him
they shift and slide
in syncopated rhythm
they engulf his world
and take him on a journey
of sound

from time to time
in a fountain of melody
he bursts to the foreground

friendly echoes may recognise
the theme and carry him
like a trophy

or angry dissonants
attack it and
run him out of town

until he finds his chance

his heart takes flight
it rallies all the sounds
collects all melodies
and soars to a dazzling climax
celebrates an all-new music
that no one has ever
heard before

Stage presence

big catwalk strides
her head held high
amongst the stars
her posture confidence

the gestures the words
the moods
rattling the cage
wanting to get out

but she holds the key
and slowly
deliberately she lets
the tension build
the sweet anticipation

then the floodgates open
the character explodes
onto the stage
and she
has all but disappeared

Perfect

unhindered by thoughts that
disturb her
she dreams the waves away
the waves that carry her
miles above the bottom of the sea

there is no boat
there is just her and water
extending to the infinite horizon
a perfect circle in the perfect sun