October 23, 2020
Photo by Krasimira Banova
Sunset at Mayflower Beach
A Poem by Neil Silberblatt
The burst of applause at the end –
like an ovation after love making –
It was not as though he was seeking any, though
he richly deserved it.
Like Archie Rice at the end of The Entertainer,
this ancient star would have put on the same show
for an audience of one
So, hold the applause.
But, a standing ovation was deserved
for the one who watched this sunset with me
who joined me at this show
despite the dismal forecasts.
So, once I regain my footing,
I will clasp my hands
in the fervent hope of encores
and, with any luck, a sunrise.