Poem: Then The Show Begins

The wave of anxiety rushes through me 

I feel the ground below me crack

I feel the air above me move faster, louder, and harder


It’s the moment before 


The moment before the lights go on

The moment before the music starts

The moment before the drum plays its first beat

The moment before the flute blows its first note

The moment before the violin plucks its first string


Then the minute passes as I pass through the stage


Everything is at peace right in that instant

Everything feels right in that millisecond 

In that moment, all I feel are the lights and sounds coming together to create the space for me 


Then the show begins.

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