Rotted regality recompense
Take wing and take heed beneath the sunlit—
Spotlights? Well they never did
Reveal nothing anyhow
Save empty chairs and broken sets
Where bands play in flat,
The fat ghosts singing cabaret
Behind dilapidated careers,
Writ grandiose in neon letters
Somewhere between dignity and destiny.
* My submission to this week’s edition of the One Shoot Sunday Photo Prompt, with that breathtaking frame shot provided by one Jacob Lucas. Breathtaking photographer – be sure to have a look at my interview with him when you get a chance. You won’t come away disappointed… and while you’re there, check out all the other poets inspired by the prompt!