after the storm

after the storm, the clouds were pulled back (red damask curtains with fringe in a proscenium arch) & a world appeared (all false but for the lone actor with his back to the audience, standing at the chasm of the orchestra pit.)

after the storm, an orchestral work was composed for clouds (& offstage, the crows & finches were heard tuning their instruments.)

after the storm, i arched my eyebrows in disbelief at the audacity of the clouds & their insouciant fluffiness seemed to foreshadow the denouement of act 1.

after the storm, the sun (the lead actor in this drama) made his grand entrance as louis quatorze & his brilliant interpretation (for which he has been known for milennia, not unlike a certain 19th century actor’s interpretation of the count of monte cristo) momentarily blinded even the scenery stage left.

after the storm, in an act of reconciliation, the ocean reached up to the clouds in mimicry, the earth continued to spin (its tale) & the heavens (in their box seat) politely nodded their approval.


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