I was but a character In the moment I wasn't aware In those moments I thought I lived a truth In those moments I was awarded When we've been awarded the character thrives I thrived every time until the texts stopped I was destroyed yet again I would move into my next character I'd evolve like a standup comedy bit Over the years I'd tweak and adjust Add a tattoo or an earring Earn a degree and work out I am nothing more than the character they need Yet I need to be that character I ask myself when can the stage lights turn off When can the room illuminate I need the curtain call and the credits I need the actor to come forward I need to live a truth But I also need their currency I need the security of that eight show play I need to be spoken about I need to be adored and loved I need that spotlight Even if she is here Even if I have her word That the texts won't stop I need the script So I will be nothing but a character In the moment, this moment, it'll be my truth In these moments the show continues And I will be awarded
About the Poet:
Joseph Reilly is the author of the novel Vanishing Love set to be released by Adelaide Books in November 2020. He is the current head writer for ShipByMail Services Inc. Joseph’s writing has been published by Monologue Blogger and Chegg.com, among others. He has also penned two self- published contemporary romance novels Hearts and Diners, and Better at Friendships on Amazon along with holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from The New School in New York. You can read all of his work and more at joereillywrites.wordpress.com.