talent show auditions

Bruce McRae

Next is a comedian

who simply stands there sobbing.

A stagehand leads him away.

Then, a juggler of the invisible.

Either a con, or utter genius.

A singer only dogs can hear.

A magician, minus any magic.

The mute thespian,

his monologue of clicks and whistles.

We thank him for coming.

Lastly, after a trying day,

a woman who only glares at us,

her anger palpable,

our personal lives in disarray.

All kinds of trouble brewing.