1 he’s staring into black oily water asks how much life i’ve got saved in my now it’s disappearing i sold some to everyone and they owe me for yesterday and the year before he puts out his shaking grip i feed him a pinch and he blazes so true floating in starlight walking on water with you last night with the pipe music from who-ever was below true and new and warm inside your beautiful face and body repeat and the way we held each other in the room at the end was that the end of everywhere or just the beginning how all of the fear of nothing and wondering where too from here disappear into space when the times are so here that the real is no longer the real that’s what’s so good about this when the real is no longer the real when we are only in us 2 some things mean more to me than what never was this way i am now isn’t where i’m really at honestly i am somebody you’d be surprised what i was doing before all this and i’ll get back to it again i know what i can do and be and he hovers softly and i stare into the face of a soul like i was once where are you from actually he says from somewhere i could never be and for a moment i remember my other self when the world was still the world and the way to wander was all ok and i was ok i wasn’t here once i could’ve kept doing it there been who i should’ve been truth sits in current death count gone realized or ignored 3 and he drifts to near the crying river it’s grey and the moon shines silver-blue in tune with slow deep singing far away dancing never seen he says that it’s late and that we’ve got stuff to do and why don’t we head off and we crawl silently along the path to where he says we must we go and stop in slide together him and me and a little bit of love is a little bit of love in nowhere
Stephen House has won many awards and nominations as a poet, playwright and actor. He’s received several international literature residencies from The Australia Council and an Asia-link residency. His chapbook “real and unreal” was published by ICOE Press. He’s published often and performs his acclaimed monologues widely.