The Artist Birthday Series

Mark Strand

A stage.

SUDDEN-FEAR_MAIN1520

My heartbeat began assaulting my eardrums. “Don’t panic,” I told my stage-phobic self, “it’s probably just the set up for some performance AFTER the informal meeting with the public. You don’t have to go up there. I’m sure you don’t have to go up there. I promise you…y-y-you don’t have to go up there.”

% | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | %

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *