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Hurricane Composure

Saint Paul, 30 April 2006

At the end of the play
a renowned playwright
leaves her dancers prone
splayed across the exits
playing cold death

The marquee celebrated bow
for a raucous curtain call
Our distinguished audience
claps then exits briskly
stepping over still bodies

The playwright is quoted:
We maintain hurricane composure
by sidestepping uncollected corpses
of dispossessed vagrancy