review

you might have told me I was cast as fool
even if I knew
the part I play was given
by a truer hand and cruel

and now I am to play no part at all
but know
like some old stager in the wings
I’ll never get to play the hero

a hollow masque is my review
of this production
too slight a thing to be called tragic
too tragic for a farce

some wizard’s art – for my part
too fierce a magic